Electron Transport in Stretched Monoatomic Gold Wires
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2006

The conductance of monoatomic gold wires containing 3–7 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.


Anton Grigoriev

Natalia Skorodumova

Sergey Simak

Göran Wendin

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Elektronikmaterial

Börje Johansson

Rajev Ahuja

Physical Review Letters

Vol. 97 236807-


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