What Are One-Dimensional Conductors?

  • Seiichi Kagoshima
  • Hiroshi Nagasawa
  • Takashi Sambongi
Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 72)


“One-dimensional conductors” are materials whose electrical conductivity is high only along one direction. In this volume we shall focus our attention on materials that show a metallic conductivity. In general, the presence of an anisotropy in the electrical conductivity of a material is not a sufficient condition for it to be termed a one-dimensional (1d) conductor. The 1d conductors described in this volume are those in which a band model for electrons is valid along the 1d axis and, along other directions, some other conduction model, for example a hopping conduction model, is applied; that is to say we shall be considering those conductors which have a “one-dimensional conduction band”. More precisely, 1d conductors are materials which satisfy the following conditions: ldand ld where l and d are the electron mean free path and the interatomic distance along the 1d axis, respectively, and l and d are the corresponding quantities perpendicular to the 1d axis.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Seiichi Kagoshima
    • 1
  • Hiroshi Nagasawa
    • 2
  • Takashi Sambongi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Pure and Applied SciencesUniversity of TokyoMeguro, Tokyo 153Japan
  2. 2.Institute of PhysicsTsukuba UniversityTennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305Japan
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsHokkaido UniversityKita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060Japan

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