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Formation and properties of metallic atomic contacts

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Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Physics, Vorobevy gory, Moscow, 119899, Russian Federation

One of most topical and promising areas in present-day physics is the study of the physical properties of metallic few-atom contacts, which are attractive not only for their application prospects, but also because of their amenability to verification through theory-versus-experiment comparison. This review mainly focuses on theoretical approaches to understanding the formation processes and properties of metallic atomic contacts.

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Keywords: metallic nanowires, metallic nanocontacts, quantum conductance, nanomagnetism, spintronics
PACS: 73.63.Rt, 75.75.−c, 81.07.Lk (all)
DOI: 10.3367/UFNe.0185.201510a.1009
URL: https://ufn.ru/en/articles/2015/10/a/
Citation: Klavsyuk A L, Saletsky A M "Formation and properties of metallic atomic contacts" Phys. Usp. 58 933–951 (2015)
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Received: 23rd, June 2015, revised: 15th, July 2015, 15th, July 2015

Оригинал: Клавсюк А Л, Салецкий А М «Формирование и свойства металлических атомных контактов» УФН 185 1009–1030 (2015); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0185.201510a.1009

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