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Inter-molecular Electronic Transfer

  • Karel Král (a1) and Miroslav Menšík (a2)

The transport of electric charge is an important phenomenon in the systems like interacting quantum dots and molecules, and in polymers, including DNA molecules. We expect that in these nanostructure systems the key role is played by the interaction of the charge carriers with the optical phonons. We show the role of the multiple scattering of the charge carriers on the optical phonons in the inter-molecular transfer. The charge carrier transport based on this mechanism will be discussed theoretically and compared with the earlier experimental results on the charge transport in molecular Donor-Acceptor charge transfer crystals and also in other systems. In order to treat theoretically the electron transfer between two zero-dimensional nanostructures, we will use the model of two interacting quantum dots coupled by the electron inter-dot tunneling mechanism. A connection with the popular Marcus semiclassical charge transfer theory between molecules is also shown. We will use the nonequilibrium quantum electronic transport theory based on the nonequilibrium Green's functions.

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