© 2005

Introducing Molecular Electronics

  • Gianaurelio Cuniberti
  • Klaus Richter
  • Giorgos Fagas

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 680)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Introducing Molecular Electronics: A Brief Overview

    1. Gianaurelio Cuniberti, Giorgos Fagas, Klaus Richter
      Pages 1-10
  3. Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XIX
    2. Joshua Jortner, Abraham Nitzan, Mark A. Ratner
      Pages 13-54
    3. Peter Hänggi, Sigmund Kohler, Jörg Lehmann, Michael Strass
      Pages 55-75
    4. Rosa Di Felice, Arrigo Calzolari, Daniele Varsano, Angel Rubio
      Pages 77-116
    5. A. Di Carlo, A. Pecchia, L. Latessa, Th. Frauenheim, G. Seifert
      Pages 153-184
    6. Neil Bushong, Massimiliano Di Ventra
      Pages 185-205
    7. Maarten R. Wegewijs, Matthias H. Hettler, Christian Romeike, Axel Thielmann, Katja Nowack, Jürgen König
      Pages 207-228
    8. M. Thorwart, R. Egger, M. Grifoni
      Pages 229-249
  4. Experiment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XIX
    2. Jan van Ruitenbeek, Elke Scheer, Heiko B. Weber
      Pages 253-274
    3. Wenyong Wang, Takhee Lee, Mark A. Reed
      Pages 275-300
    4. J. Tomfohr, G.K. Ramachandran, O.F. Sankey, S.M. Lindsay
      Pages 301-312
    5. Robert M. Metzger
      Pages 313-349
    6. Elsa Thune, Christoph Strunk
      Pages 351-380
    7. S. Heinze, J. Tersoff, Ph. Avouris
      Pages 381-409
    8. Danny Porath, Noa Lapidot, Julio Gomez-Herrero
      Pages 411-444
  5. Outlook

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XIX

About this book


This volume presents a summary of our current understanding of molecular electronics combined with selected state-of-the-art results at a level accessible to the advanced undergraduate or novice postgraduate. This single book comprises the basic knowledge of both theory and experiment underpinning this rapidly growing field. Concepts and techniques such as density functional theory and charge transport, break junctions and scanning probe microscopy are introduced step-by-step and are subsequently used in specific examples. The text addresses a wide range of systems including molecular junctions made of single-molecules, self-assembled monolayers, carbon nanotubes and DNA.


Molecular devices Molecular electronics Molecular wires Nanoscale conductors Nanotube carbon nanotubes circuit computer electronic structure electronics molecule nanostructure quantum dot simulation transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Gianaurelio Cuniberti
    • 1
  • Klaus Richter
    • 1
  • Giorgos Fagas
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität RegensburgRegensburgGermany
  2. 2.Nanotechnology GroupNational Microelectronics Research Center (NMRC)CorkIreland

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