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1st Edition

Current-Driven Phenomena in Nanoelectronics

Edited By

Tamar Seideman

ISBN 9789814241502
Published October 31, 2010 by Jenny Stanford Publishing
228 Pages 85 Color & 29 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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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