29 Sep-1 Oct 2014 Grenoble (France)
Tuesday 30
Session 2
Pascal Degiovanni
› 12:15 - 12:30 (15min)
› Meeting room D420
Thermoelectricity in single quantum dot junctions
Clemens Winkelmann  1, *@  , Herve Courtois  1@  
1 : Institut Néel  (NEEL)  -  Website
CNRS : UPR2940, Université Joseph Fourier - Grenoble I, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble - INPG, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG)
25 avenue des Martyrs - BP 166 38042 GRENOBLE CEDEX 9 -  France
* : Corresponding author

Single quantum dot junctions have been extensively studied by transport measurements. Beyond spectroscopy they have given insights into a variety of problems such as electron-electron interactions, magnetism and quantum interference in nanoscale devices. This experimental project aims at probing the above effects in thermal out of equilibrium conditions. For example, significant deviations from the Wiedemann-Franz law as well as unusually high thermoelectric figures of merit have been predicted for single quantum dot junctions. After reviewing the principal motivations of the project, its practical implementation and preliminary experimental results will be discussed.

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