Formation of high- and low-density clusters in a 1D system
2008 (English)In: Physica. E, Low-Dimensional systems and nanostructures, ISSN 1386-9477, E-ISSN 1873-1759, Vol. 40, no 3, 643-648 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The properties of monoatomic chains have been studied theoretically by means of statistical mechanics methods. The applied approach can be used to evaluate the interatomic distances and lifetimes of one-dimensional (1D) and quasi-1D systems. In particular, we show that the 1D clusters of gold atoms can exist in two states with different lattice parameters (similar to 3.6 and similar to 2.8 angstrom) that can explain the whole variety of experimental observations on monoatomic gold chains without assuming any wire contamination.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 40, no 3, 643-648 p.
1D structures, metal nanowires, statistical methods
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-112445DOI: 10.1016/j.physe.2007.08.073ISI: 000253032800037OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-112445DiVA: diva2:286209