Metal nanowires: Quantum transport, cohesion, and stability

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Abstract

Metal nanowires exhibit a number of interesting properties: their electrical conductance is quantized, their shot-noise is suppressed by the Pauli principle, and they are remarkably strong and stable. We show that many of these properties can be understood quantitatively using a nanoscale generalization of the free-electron model. Possible technological applications of nanowires are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)481-489
Number of pages9
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research
Volume230
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002

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Metal nanowires : Quantum transport, cohesion, and stability. / Stafford, Charles A.

In: Physica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research, Vol. 230, No. 2, 2002, p. 481-489.

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