Electron Transport in Stretched Monoatomic Gold Wires
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2006
The conductance of monoatomic gold wires containing 37 gold atoms has been obtained from ab initio calculations. The transmission is found to vary significantly depending on the wire stretching and the number of incorporated atoms. Such oscillations are determined by the electronic structure of the one-dimensional (1D) part of the wire between the contacts. Our results indicate that the conductivity of 1D wires can be suppressed without breaking the contact.