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Atomic-Size Conductors

  • Nicolás Agraït
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 547)

Abstract

The electronic transport properties of a metallic conductor of atomic dimensions differ from those of other mesoscopic systems:the wave functions of the electrons not only maintain phase coherence over the whole system but are also very sensitive to the local atomic arrangement. As a result electronic and mechanical properties are strongly coupled in these systems. The chemical nature of the atoms of the system is also of fundamental importance in determining the properties of the system.

Keywords

Quantum Channel Atomic Chain Electronic Transport Property Atomic Dimension Force Relaxation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicolás Agraït
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  1. 1.Laboratorio de Bajas emperaturas Departamento de Física de la Materia Condensada C-III Instituto Universitario de Ciencia de Materiales “Nicolás Cabrera”Universidad Autónoma de MadridMadridSpain

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