Date: 30 Mar 2011

Self-capacitance of nanosized objects

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A method to determine the effective self-capacitance of atomic and molecular objects is proposed. Experimental data and the results of quantum-mechanical computations are used to calculate the self-capacitance of atoms and various molecules. It is demonstrated that the self-capacitance is predominantly determined by the topology of the nanoobject rather than its chemical composition. The notion of the effective self-capacitance makes it possible to establish a relation of the chemical parameters of atoms and molecules and the electric parameters of molecular electronic devices.

Original Russian Text © V.V. Shorokhov, E.S. Soldatov, S.P. Gubin, 2011, published in Radiotekhnika i Elektronika, 2011, Vol. 56, No. 3, pp. 352–369.