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Ab initio calculation of the biasdependent transport properties of Mn12 molecules
RUNGGER, IVAN; SANVITO, STEFANO (2009)The biasdependent transport properties of a device constructed by sandwiching a Mn 12 single molecule magnet between gold electrodes are investigated within an ab initio framework combining the nonequilibrium Green?s ... 
Ab initio study of electron transport in dry poly(G)poly(C) ADNA strands
SANVITO, STEFANO; RUNGGER, IVAN (2010)The biasdependent transport properties of short poly (G)poly(C) ADNA strands attached to Au electrodes are investigated with firstprinciples electronictransport methods. By using the nonequilibrium Green's function ... 
Ab initio theory for currentinduced molecular switching: Melamine on Cu(001)
RUNGGER, IVAN; SANVITO, STEFANO (2013)Melamine on Cu(001) is mechanically unstable under the current of a scanning tunneling microscope tip and can switch among configurations. However, these are not equally accessible, and the switching critical current depends ... 
Andreev reflection in twodimensional topological insulators with either conserved or broken timereversal symmetry
NARAYAN, AWADHESH; SANVITO, STEFANO (2012)We investigate Andreev reflection in twodimensional heterojunctions formed by a superconductor in contact with a topological insulator ribbon either possessing or breaking timereversal symmetry. Both classes of topological ... 
Anomalous I V curve for monoatomic carbon chains
SANVITO, STEFANO (2010)The electronic transport properties of monoatomic carbon chains were studied theoretically using a combination of density functional theory and the nonequilibrium Green's functions method. The I?V curves for the chains ... 
Anomalous length dependence of conductance of aromatic nanoribbons with amine anchoring groups
SANVITO, STEFANO (2012)Two sets of aromatic nanoribbons, based around a common hexagonal scaffolding, with single and dual terminal amine groups have been considered as potential molecular wires in a junction formed by gold leads. Charge transport ... 
Anomalous length dependence of the conductance of graphene nanoribbons with zigzag edges
SANVITO, STEFANO (2013)Charge transport through two sets of symmetric graphene nanoribbons with zigzag shaped edges in a twoterminal device has been investigated, using density functional theory combined with the nonequilibrium Green's function ... 
Assessment of density functional theory for iron(II) molecules across the spincrossover transition
SANVITO, STEFANO (2012)Octahedral Fe 2 + molecules are particularly interesting as they often exhibit a spincrossover transi tion. In spite of the many efforts aimed at assessing the performances of density functional theory for such ... 
Atomistic simulations of highly conductive molecular transport junctions under realistic conditions
RUNGGER, IVAN; SANVITO, STEFANO (2013)We report stateoftheart atomistic simulations combined with highfidelity conductance calculations to probe structure–conductance relationships in Au–benzenedithiolate (BDT)–Au junctions under elongation. Our results ... 
Bias asymmetry in the conductance profile of magnetic ions on surfaces probed by scanning tunneling microscopy
SANVITO, STEFANO (2012)PHYSICAL REVIEW B 86 , 125411 (2012) Bias asymmetry in the conductance profile of magnetic ions on surfaces probed by scanning tunneling microscopy Aaron Hurley, Nadjib Baadji, and Stefano Sanvito School of Physics ... 
Biasdependent oscillatory electron transport of monatomic sulfur chains
SANVITO, STEFANO (2012)The biasdependent oscillatory electron transport of monatomic sulfur chains sandwiched between gold electrodes is investigated with density functional theory and nonequilibrium Green's function method. At zero bias, in ... 
Coexistance of Giant Tunneling Electroresistance and Magnetoresistance in an AllOxide Composite Magnetic Tunnel Junction
SANVITO, STEFANO (2012)We propose, by performing advanced ab initio electron transport calculations, an alloxide composite magnetic tunnel junction, within which both large tunneling magnetoresistance (TMR) and tunneling electroresistance ... 
Comment on Theoretical Description of Carrier Mediated Magnetism in Cobalt Doped ZnO
SANVITO, STEFANO (2009)Comment on ``Theoretical Description of Carrier Mediated Magnetism in Cobalt Doped ZnO?? In this Comment, we question the electronmediated mechanism for magnetic coupling in Codoped ZnO re cently proposed by Walsh, ... 
Comparison between s and delectron mediated transport in a photoswitching dithienylethene molecule using ab initio transport methods
SANVITO, STEFANO; RUNGGER, IVAN (2011)The influence of the electrode's Fermi surface on the transport properties of a photoswitching molecule is investigated with stateoftheart ab initio transport methods. We report results for the conducting properties of ... 
Conductance of a phenylenevinylene molecular wire: Contact gap and tilt angle dependence
SANVITO, STEFANO (American Physical Society, 2010)Charge transport through a molecular junction comprising an oligomer of pphenylenevinylene between gold contacts has been investigated using densityfunctional theory and the nonequilibrium Green?s function method. The ... 
ConstrainedDFT method for accurate energylevel alignment of metal/molecule interfaces
SANVITO, STEFANO; RUNGGER, IVAN (2013)We present a computational scheme for extracting the energylevel alignment of a metal/molecule interface, based on constrained density functional theory and local exchange and correlation functionals. The method, appl ... 
Contact geometry and electronic transport properties of AgbenzeneAg molecular junctions
SANVITO, STEFANO (Elsevier, 2012)The contact geometry and the electronic transport properties of AgbenzeneAg molecular junctions have been investigated by using firstprinciples quantum transport simulations. Our calculations show that a moderate ... 
Control led sequential dehydrogenation of single molecules by scanning tunneling microscopy
SANVITO, STEFANO (2010)Scanning tunneling microscopy STM is today the most powerful and versatile tool available for imaging and manipulating single molecules on surfaces. Here, we explore its ultimate limit by demonstrating the possibility ... 
Currentinduced energy barrier suppression for electromigration from first principles
SANVITO, STEFANO; RUNGGER, IVAN (2011)We present an efficient method for evaluating currentinduced forces in nanoscale junctions, which naturally integrates into the nonequilibrium Green's function formalism implemented within density functional theory. This ... 
Dynamical exchange interaction from timedependent spin density functional theory
SANVITO, STEFANO (2013)We report on ab initio timedependent spindynamics simulations for a twocenter magnetic molecular complex within the framework of the timedependent noncollinear spindensity functional theory. In particular, we discuss ...