Foundations of molecular electronics - Charge transport in molecular conduction junctions

Joshua Jortner, Abraham Nitzan, Mark A Ratner

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The most fundamental structure involved in molecular electronics is a molecular transport junction, consisting of one (ideally) or more molecules extending between two electrodes. These junctions combine the fundamental process of intramolecular electron transfer with the mixing of molecular and continuum levels at the electrodes and the nonequilibrium process of voltage-driven currents. Much of this book is devoted to the complicated but significant behaviors that arise from this conjunction. This introductory chapter attempts to sketch some of the principles and also some of the unresolved issues that characterize molecular transport junctions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Physics
Pages13-54
Number of pages42
Volume680
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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NameLecture Notes in Physics
Volume680
ISSN (Print)00758450

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molecular electronics
conduction
conjunction
electrodes
electron transfer
continuums
electric potential
molecules

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Jortner, J., Nitzan, A., & Ratner, M. A. (2006). Foundations of molecular electronics - Charge transport in molecular conduction junctions. In Lecture Notes in Physics (Vol. 680, pp. 13-54). (Lecture Notes in Physics; Vol. 680). https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-31514-4_2

Foundations of molecular electronics - Charge transport in molecular conduction junctions. / Jortner, Joshua; Nitzan, Abraham; Ratner, Mark A.

Lecture Notes in Physics. Vol. 680 2006. p. 13-54 (Lecture Notes in Physics; Vol. 680).

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Jortner, J, Nitzan, A & Ratner, MA 2006, Foundations of molecular electronics - Charge transport in molecular conduction junctions. in Lecture Notes in Physics. vol. 680, Lecture Notes in Physics, vol. 680, pp. 13-54. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-31514-4_2
Jortner J, Nitzan A, Ratner MA. Foundations of molecular electronics - Charge transport in molecular conduction junctions. In Lecture Notes in Physics. Vol. 680. 2006. p. 13-54. (Lecture Notes in Physics). https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-31514-4_2
Jortner, Joshua ; Nitzan, Abraham ; Ratner, Mark A. / Foundations of molecular electronics - Charge transport in molecular conduction junctions. Lecture Notes in Physics. Vol. 680 2006. pp. 13-54 (Lecture Notes in Physics).
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