High degree of current rectification at nanoscale level
Physica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures
We address an unexpectedly large rectification using a simple quantum wire with correlated site potentials. The external electric field, associated with voltage bias, leads to unequal charge currents for two different polarities of external bias and this effect is further enhanced by incorporating the asymmetry in wire-to-electrode coupling. Our calculations suggest that in some cases almost cent percent rectification is obtained for a wide bias window. This performance is valid against disorder configurations and thus we can expect an experimental verification of our theoretical analysis in near future.
Saha, Madhumita and Maiti, Santanu K., "High degree of current rectification at nanoscale level" (2017). Journal Articles. 2435.