Electronic transport through nanowires: a real-space finite-difference approach

Petr Khomyakov

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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Nanoelectronics is a fast developing ¯eld. Therefore understanding of the electronic transport at the nanoscale is currently of great interest. This thesis "Electronic transport through nanowires: a real-space ¯nite-difference approach" aims at a general theoretical treatment of coherent electronic transport in mesoscopic and mi- croscopic systems by means of Green's function and mode-matching techniques. A general method has been developed for conductance calculations on the basis of the mode-matching technique within the real-space high-order ¯nite-difference scheme for representing a single electron equation. Testing of this real-space ¯nite-di®erence approach for model systems has been done. This approach in combination with the density-functional formalism has been applied to the conductance calculations in nanowires. The stability of even-odd conductance oscillations in monatomic sodium wires with respect to structural variations has been investigated.
Original languageUndefined
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
  • Kelly, P.J. , Supervisor
  • Brocks, G.H.L.A., Advisor
Award date11 May 2006
Place of PublicationEnschede
Print ISBNs90-365-2350-8
Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2006


  • METIS-231590
  • IR-55929

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