DFG Transregio 80, Project D4: Electronic Structure and Transport

Electronic Structure and Transport Properties of Inhomogeneous Systems

The functionality of nanoscale devices depends crucially on the transport across the interfaces between the different components. In order to understand and improve these devices, a realistic description of charge and spin transport for inhomogeneous systems will be developed. We will pursue two approaches: density functional theory (DFT) and its dynamic extension, and the quantum kinetic equation approach, in order to include material specific properties on the atomic scale, as well as disorder effects on the mesoscopic scale, respectively.