Full counting statistics of nano-electromechanical systems

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  • Technical University of Denmark
  • Charles University


We develop a theory for the full counting statistics (FCS) for a class of nano-electromechanical systems (NEMS), describable by a Markovian generalized master equation. The theory is applied to two specific examples of current interest: vibrating C60-molecules and quantum shuttles. We report a numerical evaluation of the first three cumulants for the C60 setup; for the quantum shuttle we use the third cumulant to substantiate that the giant enhancement in noise observed at the shuttling transition is due to a slow switching between two competing conduction channels. Especially the last example illustrates the power of the FCS.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-481
Number of pages7
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2005
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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