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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Temperature effects on the atomic arrangement and conductance of atomic-size gold nanowires generated by mechanical stretching
Author: Lagos, MJ
Sato, F
Autreto, PAS
Galvao, DS
Rodrigues, V
Ugarte, D
Abstract: We have studied the changes induced by thermal effects in the structural and transport response of Au nanowires generated by mechanical elongation. We have used time-resolved atomic resolution transmission electron microscopy imaging and quantum conductance measurement using a mechanically controllable break junction. Our results showed remarkable differences in the NW evolution for experiments realized at 150 and 300 K, which modifies drastically the conductance response during elongation. Molecular dynamics and electronic transport calculations were used to consistently correlate the observed structural and conductance behavior. These results emphasize that it is essential to take into account the precise atomic arrangement of nanocontacts generated by mechanical stretching to understand electrical transport properties. Also, our study shows that much care must be taken when comparing results obtained in different experimental conditions, mainly different temperatures.
Country: Inglaterra
Editor: Iop Publishing Ltd
Citation: Nanotechnology. Iop Publishing Ltd, v. 21, n. 48, 2010.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/21/48/485702
Date Issue: 2010
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