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Transport Properties of Molecular Junctions

  • Natalya A. Zimbovskaya

Part of the Springer Tracts in Modern Physics book series (STMP, volume 254)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  9. Back Matter
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About this book

Introduction

A comprehensive overview of the physical mechanisms that control electron transport and the characteristics of metal-molecule-metal (MMM) junctions is presented. As far as possible, methods and formalisms presented elsewhere to analyze electron transport through molecules are avoided. This title introduces basic concepts—a description of the electron transport through molecular junctions—and briefly describes relevant experimental methods. Theoretical methods commonly used to analyze the electron transport through molecules are presented. Various effects that manifest in the electron transport through MMMs, as well as the basics of density-functional theory and its applications to electronic structure calculations in molecules are presented. Nanoelectronic applications of molecular junctions and similar systems are discussed as well.

Molecular electronics is a diverse and rapidly growing field. Transport Properties of Molecular Junctions presents an up-to-date survey of the field suitable for researchers and professionals.

Keywords

Dielectric response of fullerenes Electron-phonon interactions MMM junction Nanoelectronic applications of molecular junctions electronic structure calculations metal-molecule-metal junction photoinduced electron transfer

Authors and affiliations

  • Natalya A. Zimbovskaya
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  1. 1.Dept. of Physics & ElectronicsUniversity of Puerto Rico at HumacaoHumacaoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8011-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-8010-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-8011-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0081-3869
  • Series Online ISSN 1615-0430
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