Metal nanowires: Quantum transport, cohesion, and stability

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Metal nanowires exhibit a number of interesting properties: their electrical conductance is quantized, their shot-noise is suppressed by the Pauli principle, and they are remarkably strong and stable. We show that many of these properties can be understood quantitatively using a nanoscale generalization of the free-electron model. Possible technological applications of nanowires are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)481-489
Number of pages9
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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