Quantum Effects in Confined Systems

Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)


In this chapter we give a short introduction to the basic concept of a particle in a box for the discussion of quantum effects in one dimension. This concept will then be expanded to three dimensions in cylindrical coordinates, which are the most adequate to describe rod-shaped nanostructures.


Quasi-continuous Distribution Dual Wave-particle Nature Atomic-like Structure Quantum Wires Nanorods 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NanostructuresIstituto Italiano di TecnologiaGenovaItaly
  2. 2.NanochemistryIstituto Italiano di TecnologiaGenovaItaly
  3. 3.National Nanotechnology Laboratory (NNL)Nanoscience Institute of CNRLecceItaly
  4. 4.Departament de Química Inorgànica—Institut de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (IN2UB)Universitat de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  5. 5.Department of ChemistryUniversity of DelhiDelhiIndia

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