In March 2021, IOP Publishing published the latest book in their electronics subject area, Quantum Transport in Nanostructures and Molecules: An introduction to molecular electronics by Professor Colin J. Lambert, research professor at Lancaster University, UK.
This book presents a conceptual framework for understanding room-temperature electron and phonon transport through molecules and other quantum objects. It looks at the flow of electricity through molecules at the boundary of physics and chemistry, and introduces molecular electronics for physicists, and quantum transport for chemists.
Professor Lambert is a world leader in the field of single-molecule electronics. He has been a professor at Lancaster since 1990 and in 2010 was awarded a research professorship. He is also a visiting professor in the Materials Department at the University of Oxford, and an elected member of Academia Europaea.
In this book, Prof. Lambert provides a pedagogical account of the fundamental concepts needed to understand quantum transport and thermoelectricity in molecular-scale and nanoscale structures. After describing the key qualitative ideas, Lambert moves on to the theoretical tools needed to make meaningful predictions, starting simply to more complex structures. He also looks at the concepts needed to engineer the properties of molecules and create new functions. Design strategies are rationalised to help understand when particular concepts are applicable or not.
The text summarises many hours of tested tutorial material. Researchers and advanced students receive an understanding of how quantum transport relates to other areas of materials modelling, condensed matter, and computational chemistry. After studying the book, readers are familiar with the basic concepts of molecular-orbital theory and scattering theory, which underpin current theories of quantum transport.
There are many useful topics within this textbook for researchers or post-graduate students with an interest in molecular-scale and nanoscale transport. Lambert is an authority in the field of molecular electronics with many years of interdisciplinary work, and his expertise comes across strongly. The book will be valuable to a varied audience including chemists, physicists, and materials scientists.
- Introduces molecular electronics for physicists, and quantum transport for chemists.
- Presents a conceptual framework for understanding room-temperature electron and phonon transport through molecules and other quantum objects.
- Provides a pedagogical account of quantum-interference-enhanced electrical and thermal properties of single molecules and self-assembled monolayers.
- Provides readers with an understanding of how quantum transport relates to other areas of materials modelling, condensed matter or computational chemistry.
- Discusses concepts needed to engineer the properties of molecules and create new functions.
- Includes MATLAB codes to allow the reader to expand the examples presented in the book.
Where to purchase
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