Electrons in Molecules: From Basic Principles to Molecular Electronics

Hardcover | November 20, 2013

byJean-Pierre Launay, Michel Verdaguer

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The purpose of this book is to provide the reader with essential keys to a unified understanding of the rapidly expanding field of molecular materials and devices: electronic structures and bonding, magnetic, electrical and photo-physical properties, and the mastering of electrons in molecularelectronics.Chemists will discover how basic quantum concepts allow us to understand the relations between structures, electronic structures, and properties of molecular entities and assemblies, and to design new molecules and materials. Physicists and engineers will realize how the molecular world fits in withtheir need for systems flexible enough to check theories or provide original solutions to exciting new scientific and technological challenges. The non-specialist will find out how molecules behave in electronics at the most minute, sub-nanosize level. The comprehensive overview provided in this book is unique and will benefit undergraduate and graduate students in chemistry, materials science, and engineering, as well as researchers wanting a simple introduction to the world of molecular materials.

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The purpose of this book is to provide the reader with essential keys to a unified understanding of the rapidly expanding field of molecular materials and devices: electronic structures and bonding, magnetic, electrical and photo-physical properties, and the mastering of electrons in molecularelectronics.Chemists will discover how basi...

After studies at Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS) de Saint-Cloud, Jean-Pierre Launay was Assistant Professor at Universite Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris from 1967. His research was on the electrochemistry of polyoxoanions, and mixed valence systems. He was appointed Professor in 1983 and developed investigations on molecular electronics...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:472 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.98 inPublished:November 20, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199297789

ISBN - 13:9780199297788

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Table of Contents

1. Basic concepts2. The localized electron: magnetic properties3. The moving electron: electrical properties4. The excited electron: photophysical properties5. The mastered electron: molecular electronics