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Distinguishing thermal from non-thermal ("hot") carries in illuminated molecular junctions

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posted on 2023-01-12, 14:20 authored by Yonatan Dubi, Ieng-Wai Un, Yonatan Sivan
The search for the signature of non-thermal (so-called ``hot'') electrons in illuminated plasmonic nanostructures requires a detailed understanding of the non-equilibrium electron distribution under illumination, as well as a careful design of the experimental system employed to distinguish non-thermal electrons from thermal ones. Here, we provide a theory for using plasmonic molecular junctions to achieve this goal. We show how non-thermal electrons can be measured directly and separately from the unavoidable thermal response, and discuss the relevance of our theory to recent experiments.

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