An ab initio quantum-classical mixed scheme for the time evolution of electrode-device-electrode systems is introduced to study nuclear dynamics in quantum transport. Two model systems are discussed to illustrate the method. Our results provide the first example of current-induced molecular desorption as obtained from a full time-dependent approach and suggest the use of ac biases as a way to tailor electromigration. They also show the importance of nonadiabatic effects for ultrafast phenomena in nanodevices.
Subject classification (UKÄ)
- Condensed Matter Physics