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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Oxygen clamps in gold nanowires
Author: Novaes, FD
da Silva, AJR
da Silva, EZ
Fazzio, A
Abstract: We investigate how the insertion of an oxygen atom in an atomically thin gold nanowire can affect its rupture. We find, using ab initio total energy density functional theory calculations, that O atoms when inserted in gold nanowires form not only stable but also very strong bonds, in such a way that they can extract atoms from a stable tip, serving in this way as a clamp that could be used to pull a string of gold atoms.
Country: EUA
Editor: American Physical Soc
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.016104
Date Issue: 2006
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