Off-diagonal carrier-phonon coupling and polaron transport
Date of Issue2012
School of Materials Science and Engineering
A method extending the Munn-Silbey approach has been applied to obtain the temperature dependence of transport properties of a generalized Holstein model incorporating simultaneous diagonal and off-diagonal carrier-phonon coupling. The Hamiltonian is partially diagonalized by a canonical transformation, and optimal transformation coefficients are determined in a self-consistent manner. Effects of off-diagonal coupling on the optimal transformation coefficients and diffusion coefficients have been discussed in details. The off-diagonal coupling has been revealed as a localization factor as well as a transport mechanism. Moreover, momentum-space variation of the transformation coefficients are found to be responsible for enhanced transport due to off-diagonal coupling.
Journal of physics : conference series
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