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Seminar on Theoretical and Computational Physics:
TitleThermoelectrics of a Quantum Impurity
SpeakerProf. Mikhail Kiselev
AffiliationThe Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics
DateThursday, 14-11-2019
Time10:00 AM
LocationRoom 62, 6th floor, 2H building, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Cau Giay, Ha Noi
AbstractWe investigate thermoelectric transport through a SU(N) quantum impurity in the Kondo regime. The strong-coupling fixed-point theory is described by the local Fermi-liquid paradigm. Using Keldysh technique we analyze the electric current through the quantum impurity at both finite bias voltage and finite temperature drop across it. The theory of a steady state at zero current provides a complete description of the Seebeck effect. We find pronounced nonlinear effects in temperature drop at low temperatures. We illustrate the significance of the non-linearities for enhancement of thermopower by two examples of SU(4) symmetric regimes characterized by a filling factor m: (i) particle-hole symmetric at m=2 and (ii) particle-hole non-symmetric at m=1. We analyze the effects of potential scattering and coupling asymmetry on the transport coefficients. We discuss connections between the theory and transport experiments with coupled quantum dots and carbon nanotubes.
Host personNguyễn Thị Kim Thanh