Jellium model of metallic nanocohesion

Charles A Stafford, D. Baeriswyl, J. Burki

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Abstract

A unified treatment of the cohesive and conducting properties of metallic nanostructures in terms of the electronic scattering matrix is developed. A simple picture of metallic nanocohesion in which conductance channels act as delocalized chemical bonds is derived in the jellium approximation. Universal force oscillations of order εFF are predicted when a metallic quantum wire is stretched to the breaking point, which are synchronized with quantized jumps in the conductance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2863-2866
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume79
Issue number15
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

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S matrix theory
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quantum wires
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Stafford, C. A., Baeriswyl, D., & Burki, J. (1997). Jellium model of metallic nanocohesion. Physical Review Letters, 79(15), 2863-2866.

Jellium model of metallic nanocohesion. / Stafford, Charles A; Baeriswyl, D.; Burki, J.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 79, No. 15, 1997, p. 2863-2866.

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Stafford, CA, Baeriswyl, D & Burki, J 1997, 'Jellium model of metallic nanocohesion', Physical Review Letters, vol. 79, no. 15, pp. 2863-2866.
Stafford CA, Baeriswyl D, Burki J. Jellium model of metallic nanocohesion. Physical Review Letters. 1997;79(15):2863-2866.
Stafford, Charles A ; Baeriswyl, D. ; Burki, J. / Jellium model of metallic nanocohesion. In: Physical Review Letters. 1997 ; Vol. 79, No. 15. pp. 2863-2866.
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