The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 225, Issue 6, pp 921–941

Nonlinear dynamics and the nano-mechanical control of electrons in crystalline solids

Nano-mechanical control of electrons
Review Session A: Reviews

DOI: 10.1140/epjst/e2016-02647-2

Cite this article as:
Velarde, M. Eur. Phys. J. Spec. Top. (2016) 225: 921. doi:10.1140/epjst/e2016-02647-2
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Mathematical Modeling of Complex Systems


Under the umbrella of nano-mechanical control of electrons in crystalline solids, provided here are i) a discussion of aspects of the influence of static piezoelectricity on semiconductors, ii) a description of electron surfing on traveling piezopotentials/surface acoustic waves, iii) comments on the role of solitons in (dopable) polymer conductors/synthetic metals, and iv) the major component of these notes, a discussion of basic aspects of lattice solitons and discrete breathers permitting to understand genuine electron surfing on nanosolitons. This surfing offers a form of long range, fast and robust transport process in crystalline solids. The particular case of the undopable highly crystalline polydiacetylene polymer serves to illustrate the invention of a novel solectron field effect transistor (SFET).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto Pluridisciplinar, Universidad Complutense, Paseo Juan XXIII 1MadridSpain

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