Electrical Breakdown of Individual Si Nanochains and Silicide Nanochains
Abstract:Electron transport across individual Si nanochains and silicide nanochains is investigated using a micro-manipulator in a transmission electron microscope. The current increases nonlinearly with increasing the bias voltage. Electrical breakdowns occur with a current typically as large as 101–102 nA. Furthermore, some FN plots exhibit a bend presumably due to the formation of a heavily distorted nanotube of carbon.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: October 1, 2010
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