Electronic transport through molecules

Molecular transport With the increasing miniaturisation of electronic circuits, the use of molecular structures as building blocks in such circuits has recently received increasing attention. An important first goal is to understand the electronic transport through a molecule placed between two electrodes. While, in general, real molecules require extensive quantum chemistry calculations, this project aims at revealing fundamental physical processes in the electron transport through molecules by means of simple model systems. This includes studies of the incoherent transport through molecules, of the potential profile across a molecule as well as of the charge transport under the influence of a high-frequency field.