Temporal evolution of the Seebeck coefficient in an ac driven strongly correlated quantum dot

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Goker A., Gedik E.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICS-CONDENSED MATTER, vol.25, no.12, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


We study the response of the thermopower of a quantum dot in the Kondo regime to sinusoidal displacement of the dot energy level via a gate voltage using time dependent non-crossing approximation and linear response Onsager relations. Instantaneous thermopower begins to exhibit complex fluctuations when the driving amplitude is increased at constant driving frequency. We also find that the time averaged thermopower decreases steadily until it saturates at constant driving amplitude as a function of inverse driving frequency. On the other hand, time averaged thermopower is found to be quite sensitive to ambient temperature at all driving frequencies for large driving amplitudes. We discuss the underlying microscopic mechanism for these peculiarities based on the behaviour of the dot density of states.