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Statistics of an adiabatic charge pump

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DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.93.035312
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We investigate the effect of time-dependent cyclic-adiabatic driving on the charge transport in quantum junction. We propose a nonequilibrium Greens function formalism to study statistics of the charge pumped (at zero bias) through the junction. The formulation is used to demonstrate charge pumping in a single electronic level coupled to two (electronic) reservoirs with time dependent couplings. Analytical expression for the average pumped current for a general cyclic driving is derived. It is found that for zero bias, for a certain class of driving, the Berry phase contributes only to the odd cumulants. To contrast, a quantum master equation formulation does not show Berry-phase effect at all.

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