1st Edition

Current-Driven Phenomena in Nanoelectronics

Edited By Tamar Seideman Copyright 2010
    228 Pages 85 Color & 29 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    Consisting of ten chapters written by some of the world’s leaders in the field, this book combines experimental, theoretical and numerical studies of current-driven phenomena in the nanoscale. The topics covered range from single-molecule, site-specific nanochemistry induced by a scanning tunneling microscope, through inelastic tunneling spectroscopy and current-induced heating, to current-triggered molecular machines. The various chapters focus on experimental and numerical method development, the description of specific systems, and new ideas and novel phenomena.

    Electronic Structure of Metal–Molecule Interfaces H. Petek, M. Feng, and J. Zhao
    Image Charge Interaction at Metal Surfaces
    Hybrid NFE Band Formation at Metal–Organic Interface
    Metal-Like Hybridization of Superatom States
    Inelastic Tunneling Current-Driven Motions of Single Adsorbates H. Ueba, S. G. Tikhodeev, and B. N. J. Persson. Introduction
    Theory of STM-IETS
    Adsorbate Motions Induced by Vibrational Excitation with STM
    Coherent Ladder Climbing
    Single-Electron Process via Anharmonic Mode Coupling
    Action Spectroscopy
    Perspective Remarks
    DFT-NEGF Approach to Current-Induced Forces, Vibrational Signals, and Heating in Nanoconductors M. Brandbyge, T. Frederiksen, and M. Paulsson
    Elastic Transport Channels: Eigenchannels
    Inelastic Transport with DFT-NEGF
    IETS Propensity Rules
    Heating of Vibrations by Current
    Conclusions and Outlook
    Current-Induced Local Heating in Molecular Junctions Z. F. Huang and N. J. Tao
    Current-Induced Instability
    Evaluation of Local Temperature in Molecular Junctions
    Local Temperature in Single-Alkanedithiol Junctions
    Conclusion and Perspective
    Current-Induced Heating and Heat Dissipation Mechanisms in Single C60 Molecular Junctions G. Schulze, K. J. Franke, and J. I. Pascual
    Experimental Methods
    Experimental Procedure
    Heat Dissipation from the Molecular Junction
    Heat Generation at the Molecular Junction
    Electronic Control of Single-Molecule Nanomachines A. J. Mayne, D. Riedel, G. Comtet, and G. Dujardin
    Introduction and Historical Background
    Electronic Excitation
    Manipulating Molecules
    Manipulation of a Bistable and Quadristable Molecule: Biphenyl on Si(100)
    Other Avenues
    Current-Driven Desorption at the Organic Molecule–Semiconductor Interface: Cyclopentene on Si(100) N. L. Yoder, R. Jorn, C.-C. Kaun, T. Seideman, and M. C. Hersam
    Introduction and Background
    Experimental Results
    Numerical Results
    Relevance to Other Systems


    Tamar Seideman is a professor of physics and chemistry at the Northwestern University. The Seideman group is engaged with theoretical and computational research at the broad interface between chemistry, physics and materials science.

    Tamar Seideman has been a pioneer in the area of quantum transport and current-driven dynamics for over a decade. Her imaginative concepts and fundamental theoretical developments have stimulated several beautiful laboratory experiments. This book is highly recommended for anyone interested in nanoelectronics.
    —Prof. Joern Manz, Free University Berlin, Germany

    The editor of the volume has a distinguished research record in the field and has brought together experts from North America, Europe and Japan to produce an informative collection of experimental and theoretical studies of current driven phenomena in molecular nano-junctions. ... readers of this book will profit from the expertise of the contributors and thence will be stimulated to add further to this fascinating field.
    —K. Alan Shore, Bangor University, in Contemporary Physics, August 2011