Molecular Electronics: An Introduction to Theory and Experiment (Hardcorver)

Juan Carlos Cuevas, Elke Scheer

  • 出版商: World Scientific Pub
  • 出版日期: 2010-11-30
  • 售價: $1,750
  • 貴賓價: 9.8$1,715
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 724
  • 裝訂: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9814282588
  • ISBN-13: 9789814282581
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of the rapidly developing field of molecular electronics. It focuses on our present understanding of the electrical conduction in single-molecule circuits and provides a thorough introduction to the experimental techniques and theoretical concepts. It will also constitute as the first textbook-like introduction to both the experiment and theory of electronic transport through single atoms and molecules. In this sense, this publication will prove invaluable to both researchers and students interested in the field of nanoelectronics and nanoscience in general.

Molecular Electronics is self-contained and unified in its presentation. It may be used as a textbook on nanoelectronics by graduate students and advanced undergraduates studying physics and chemistry. In addition, included are previously unpublished material that will help researchers gain a deeper understanding into the basic concepts involved in the field of molecular electronics




Brief history of the field and experimental techniques

1. The birth of molecular electronics

2. Fabrication of metallic atomic-size contacts

3. Contacting single molecules: Experimental techniques

Theoretical background

4. The scattering approach to phase-coherent transport in

5. Introduction to Green's function techniques for systems in equilibrium

6. Green's functions and Feynman diagrams

7. Nonequilibrium Green's functions formalism

8. Formulas of the electrical current: Exploiting the Keldysh formalism

9. Electronic structure I: Tight-binding approach

10. Electronic structure II: Density functional theory

Metallic atomic-size contacts

11. The conductance of a single atom

12. Spin-dependent transport in ferromagnetic atomic contacts

Transport through molecular junctions

13. Coherent transport through molecular junctions I: Basic concepts

14. Coherent transport through molecular junctions II: Test-bed molecules

15. Single-molecule transistors: Coulomb blockade and Kondo physics

16. Vibrationally-induced inelastic current I: Experiment

17. Vibrationally-induced inelastic current II: Theory

18. The hopping regime and transport through DNA molecules

19. Beyond electrical conductance: Shot noise and thermal transport

20. Optical properties of current-carrying molecular junctions

21. What is missing in this book?


Appendix A Second Quantization