Geometry dependence of the conductance oscillations of monovalent atomic chains

Péter Major, Géza Tichy, József Cserti, Víctor Manuel García-Suárez, Skon Slrichantaropass

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Using a tight binding model we calculate the conductance of monovalent atomic chains for different contact geometries. The leads connected to the chains are modelled as semi-infinite fee lattices with different orientations and couplings. Our aim is twofold: To check the validity of a three-parametric conductance formula for differently oriented leads, and to investigate the geometry dependence of the conductance oscillations. We show that the character of these oscillations depends strongly on the geometry of the chain-lead coupling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)677-684
Number of pages8
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - febr. 1 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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