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Electron Transport in Gold Nanowires: Stable 1-, 2- and 3-Dimensional Atomic Structures and Non-Integer Conduction States

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Author(s)

Francesca M. Tavazza, Douglas T. Smith, Lyle E. Levine, Jon R. Pratt, Anne M. Chaka

Abstract

Experimental conductivity measurements made during highly stable tensile deformation of Au nanowires show a rich variety of behaviors, including non-integer quantum conductance plateaus, transitions and slopes. Using tight binding conductance calculations on simulated nanowires previously deformed using density functional theory, we demonstrate that all of these phenomena arise from structural transitions between highly stable ordered atomic configurations that self organize during tensile deformation.
Citation
Physical Review Letters
Volume
107

Keywords

Gold, Nanowires, Conduction, Transport, DFT, FSBJ

Citation

Tavazza, F. , Smith, D. , Levine, L. , Pratt, J. and Chaka, A. (2011), Electron Transport in Gold Nanowires: Stable 1-, 2- and 3-Dimensional Atomic Structures and Non-Integer Conduction States, Physical Review Letters, [online], https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.126802 (Accessed July 18, 2024)

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Created September 14, 2011, Updated November 10, 2018