Synopses & Reviews
The contributions to Nanowires include the theoretical basis of the conduction mechanisms in low dimensional systems, worked-out calculations on the electronic structure and mechanical behaviour of metallic nanowires, the role of defects and geometry in conductance, the study of the conductance quantization phenomenon, the analysis of conductance histograms, the presentation of different techniques of fabrication and manipulation of nanowires, the analysis of forces appearing in nanowires and their relation to electronic conduction, and more.
Audience: Researchers familiar with the field as well as those new to it, since several contributions review research conducted during recent years.
Synopsis
The contributions to Nanowires include the theoretical basis of the conduction mechanisms in low dimensional systems, worked-out calculations on the electronic structure and mechanical behaviour of metallic nanowires, the role of defects and geometry in conductance, the study of the conductance quantization phenomenon, the analysis of conductance histograms, the presentation of different techniques of fabrication and manipulation of nanowires, the analysis of forces appearing in nanowires and their relation to electronic conduction, and more. Audience: Researchers familiar with the field as well as those new to it, since several contributions review research conducted during recent years.
Table of Contents
Preface.
Introduction: Conductance is Transmission;
R. Landauer. Theory: Theory of Quantum Transport in Nanowires;
H. Fukuyama, et al. Two Topics Related to the Conduction Properties of Atomic Wires;
N.D. Lang. Quantum Transport in Nanowires: Shape Effects, Magnetoconductance and Thermopower;
E.N. Bogachek, et al. Quantum Transmission Channels in Perturbed 3D Nanowires;
M. Brandbyge, K.W. Jacobsen. Calculation of the Phonon-Free Resistances of Three-Dimensional Disordered Quantum Wires;
T.N. Todorov. Conductance and Mechanical Properties of Atom-Scale Metallic Contacts;
J.A. Torres, et al. Nanowires: Formation Mechanisms, Size Evolution, Mechanical Reversibility, Conductance and Fluctuations;
U. Landman, et al. Electronic and Doping Properties at B
_{x}C
_{y}N
_{z} Nanotubes;
A. Rubio. Using Non-Equilibrium Acoustic Phonos to Probe Quantum Wires;
M.P. Blencowe. Pumping of Energy into a Ballistic Quantum Ring - An Exactly Solvable Model;
L.Y. Gorelik, et al. Experiments: Conductance Quantization: Metallic Nanowires: Conductance Stantistics, Stability, IV Curves, and Magnetism;
J.L. Costa-Krämer et al. Metallic Nanowires: Formation and Quantized Conductance;
L. Olesen, et al. Electrical Conductance and Atomic Ordering in Metallic Nanowires;
A.M. Baró. Stability and Reversibility of Conductance Steps in Metallic Nanowires under Ordinary Ambience;
B.E. Salisbury, R.L. Whetten. Fractionally Quantized Conductances in Ballistic Metal Nanowires and Carbon Nanotube Networks;
W.A. De Heer, D. Ugarte. Conductance Quantization in Gold Nanowires at Low Temperature;
H. Olin, et al. Quantized Conductance in Bismuth Nanowires at 4K;
N. García, et al. Conductance Quantization in Metals: Some Unsolved Problems;
J.M. van Ruitenbeek, et al. Conductance Quantization in Fully Integrated Break Junctions at Room Temperature;
C. Zhou, et al. Experiments: Nanomechanics: Mechanics on the Nanometer Scale: How is it Different from the Macrosopic Scale?
U. Dürig. Mechanical Properties of Metallic Nanocontacts;
G. Rubio, et al. Experiments: Other Topics: Visualizatioon of Nanocontacts Formed between macroscopic Metallic Wires Leading to Nanowires Formation;
A. Correia, et al. Light Emission from Breaking Nanocontacts: Are there Hot Electrons and Cold Atoms?
A. Gil, et al. Atom Wires Formed on Si Surfaces;
T. Hashizume, et al. Measuring the Electrical Resistance of Molecular Wires Using Cluster-Based Nanostructures;
S. Hong, et al. Quantum Vortices in Periodic and Non-Periodic One-Dimensional Lattics;
A. van Oudenaarden, J.E. Mooij. Paramagnetic Currents in Mesoscopic NS Structures;
A.C. Mota, et al. Technological Applications: The Effect of Nanowire Limitations on Massively Parallel Computer Architectures;
C.D. Tomlinson, et al. Author Index. Subject Index.