Non-equilibrium transport through a model quantum dot: Hartree–Fock approximation and beyond

Christian Schiegg, Michael Dzierzawa, Ulrich Eckern
2015 New Journal of Physics  
The finite-temperature transport properties of the spinless interacting fermion model coupled to non-interacting leads are investigated. Employing the unrestricted time-dependent Hartree-Fock (HF) approximation, the transmission probability and the non-linear I-V characteristics are calculated, and compared with available analytical results and with numerical data obtained from a Hubbard-Stratonovich decoupling of the interaction. In the weak interaction regime, the HF approximation reproduces
more » ... he gross features of the exact I-V characteristics but fails to account for subtle properties like the particular power law for the reflected current in the interacting resonant level model.
doi:10.1088/1367-2630/17/8/083060 fatcat:srutwe54x5gpdgevwpobdo4wx4