Quantum Theory of Magnetoelectromotive Instability in Nanoelectromechanical Systems with Positive Differential Conductance
Journal article, 2013

We consider dc-electronic transport through a nanowire suspended between two normal-metal leads in the presence of an external magnetic field. We show the very mechanism through which such a system, whose stationary current-voltage characteristic is essentially characterized by positive differential conductance, becomes unstable with respect to an onset of self-excited oscillations in electrical transport and mechanical vibrations. The self-excitation mechanism is based on the correlation between the occupancy of the quantized spin-split electronic energy levels inside the nanowire and the velocity of the nanowire with the crucial influence of strong enough retardation effects in magnetomotive coupling coming from mechanical vibrations.


D. Radic

Leonid Gorelik

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Condensed Matter Theory

Physical Review Letters

0031-9007 (ISSN) 1079-7114 (eISSN)

Vol. 111 18 5-

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