By Michael Springborg

The current e-book describes a wide number of kinds of chain platforms (nanowires), together with shorter chains which are artificially produced for example in break-junction experiments, chains synthesized as site visitors contained in the channels of a number crystal, crystalline chain compounds, natural polymers (synthetic metals), and charge-transfer salts, therefore overlaying an strange wealth of platforms. either experimental and theoretical experiences are mentioned. specific emphasis is wear illustrating the designated phenomena that take place in such quasi-one-dimensional platforms, and the way theoretical and experimental efforts were utilized in picking these homes which are particular for actually one-dimensional structures from these of quasi-one-dimensional structures. in addition, it really is proven that steel chains are available in a wide range of structures, but in addition that chains of metals no longer continuously are steel. ?· provides a unifying description of very many alternative phenomena and systems?· High-Tc superconductors, conjugated polymers, gold nanowires, carbon nanotubes, chain compounds, and charge-transfer salts are all taken care of in a single volume?· Illustrates the very huge diversity of quasi-one-dimensional structures

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