Monatomic Chains

Authored by: Roel H. M. Smit , Jan M. van Ruitenbeek

Handbook of Nanophysics

Print publication date:  September  2010
Online publication date:  September  2010

Print ISBN: 9781420075427
eBook ISBN: 9781420075434
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781420075434-42

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Abstract

In the study of quantum mechanics, there are only a very limited number of realistic examples that can be used as illustrations, much to the frustration of undergraduate students. The complexity of solving Schrödinger’s equation often leads to a necessary simplification to one dimension, and one-dimensional structures appear to be minimally realistic.

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