A1 Journal article (refereed)
Quantum interference and the time-dependent radiation of nanojunctions (2021)

Ridley, M., Kantorovich, L., van Leeuwen, R., & Tuovinen, R. (2021). Quantum interference and the time-dependent radiation of nanojunctions. Physical Review B, 103(11), Article 115439. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.103.115439

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All authors or editorsRidley, Michael; Kantorovich, Lev; van Leeuwen, Robert; Tuovinen, Riku

Journal or seriesPhysical Review B



Publication year2021

Publication date26/03/2021


Issue number11

Article number115439

PublisherAmerican Physical Society (APS)

Publication countryUnited States

Publication languageEnglish


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Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/75805

Publication is parallel publishedhttps://arxiv.org/abs/2102.01183


Using the recently developed time-dependent Landauer-Büttiker formalism and Jefimenko's retarded solutions to the Maxwell equations, we show how to compute the time-dependent electromagnetic field produced by the charge and current densities in nanojunctions out of equilibrium. We then apply this formalism to a benzene ring junction and show that geometry-dependent quantum interference effects can be used to control the magnetic field in the vicinity of the molecule. Then, treating the molecular junction as a quantum emitter, we demonstrate clear signatures of the local molecular geometry in the nonlocal radiated power.

Keywordsnanoelectronicselectromagnetic fieldsquantum physics

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Reporting Year2021

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