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Breakdown of Atomic-Sized Metallic Contacts Measured on Nanosecond Scale.
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PMID:  21294524     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We report on a study of atomic-sized metallic contacts on a time scale of nanoseconds using a combined DC and AC circuit. The approach leads to a time resolution 3-4 orders of magnitude faster than the measurements carried out to date, making it possible to observe fast transient conductance-switching events associated with the breakdown, re-formation, and atomic scale structural rearrangements of the contact. The study bridges the wide gap in the time scales between the molecular dynamic simulations and real world experiments, and the method may be applied to study nano- and subnanosecond processes in other nanoscale devices, such as molecular junctions.
Shaoyin Guo; Joshua Hihath; Nongjian Tao
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nano letters     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1530-6992     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-2-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101088070     Medline TA:  Nano Lett     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Center for Bioelectronics and Biosensors, Biodesign Institute, and.
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