Metallic Chains / Chains of Metals
  • Release Date : 16 November 2006
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Genre : Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 274 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 0080466613
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Download or read book entitled Metallic Chains / Chains of Metals by author: Michael Springborg which was release on 16 November 2006 and published by Elsevier with total page 274 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. The present book describes a large variety of different types of chain systems (nanowires), including shorter chains that are artificially produced for instance in break-junction experiments, chains synthesized as guests inside the channels of a host crystal, crystalline chain compounds, organic polymers (synthetic metals), and charge-transfer salts, thus covering an unusual wealth of systems. Both experimental and theoretical studies are discussed. Particular emphasis is put on illustrating the special phenomena that occur in such quasi-one-dimensional systems, and how theoretical and experimental efforts have been used in identifying those properties that are specific for truly one-dimensional systems from those of quasi-one-dimensional systems. Moreover, it is shown that metallic chains can be found in a large range of systems, but also that chains of metals not always are metallic. · Gives a unifying description of very many different phenomena and systems · High-Tc superconductors, conjugated polymers, gold nanowires, carbon nanotubes, chain compounds, and charge-transfer salts are all treated in one volume · Illustrates the very broad range of quasi-one-dimensional systems