Molecular Nanowires and Other Quantum Objects

  • Alexandre S. Alexandrov
  • Jure Demsar
  • Igor K. Yanson
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 148)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Molecular Nanowires

    1. Artur Erbe, Zhenan Bao, David Abusch-Magder, Donald M. Tennant, Nikolai Zhitenev
      Pages 1-12
    2. I. M. Grace, S. W. Bailey, C. J. Lambert, J. Jefferson
      Pages 13-20
    3. Pavel Kornilovitch
      Pages 21-28
  3. Molecular Nanowires and Quantum Dots

    1. Philip B. Allen
      Pages 29-38
    2. Emmanuel Valentin, Stephane Auvray, Arianna Filoramo, Aline Ribayrol, Marcelo Goffman, Julie Goethals et al.
      Pages 57-66
    3. Yuval Oreg, David Goldhaber-Gordon
      Pages 67-76
  4. Carbon Nanotubes

    1. Jeremy Sloan, Angus I. Kirkland, John L. Hutchison, Steffi Friedrichs, Malcolm L. H. Green
      Pages 77-88
    2. I. M. Grace, S. W. Bailey, C. J. Lambert
      Pages 89-94
  5. Superconducting Nanostructures

  6. Polarons

    1. J. T. Devreese
      Pages 139-150
    2. S. A. Trugman, Li-Chung Ku, J. Bonča
      Pages 167-176
  7. Complex Quantum Dots

    1. K. Kikoin, Y. Avishai, M. N. Kiselev
      Pages 177-189
    2. F. M. Peeters, M. Tadić, K. L. Janssens, B. Partoens
      Pages 191-202
    3. Tomosuke Aono, Anatoly Golub, Yshai Avishai
      Pages 203-217

About these proceedings


There is a growing understanding that the progress of the conventional silicon technology will reach its physical, engineering and economic limits in near future. This fact, however, does not mean that progress in computing will slow down. What will take us beyond the silicon era are new nano-technologies that are being pursued in university and corporate laboratories around the world. In particular, molecular switching devices and systems that will self-assemble through molecular recognition are being designed and studied. Many labora­ tories are now testing new types of these and other reversible switches, as well as fabricating nanowires needed to connect circuit elements together. But there are still significant opportunities and demand for invention and discovery be­ fore nanoelectronics will become a reality. The actual mechanisms of transport through molecular quantum dots and nanowires are of the highest current ex­ perimental and theoretical interest. In particular, there is growing evidence that both electron-vibron interactions and electron-electron correlations are impor­ tant. Further progress requires worldwide efforts of trans-disciplinary teams of physicists, quantum chemists, material and computer scientists, and engineers.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Alexandre S. Alexandrov
    • 1
  • Jure Demsar
    • 2
  • Igor K. Yanson
    • 3
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentLoughborough UniversityLoughboroughUK
  2. 2.“Jozef Stefan” InstituteLjubljanaSlovenia
  3. 3.B. Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and EngineeringNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineKharkievUkraine

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-2069-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2093-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2609
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