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Transient States in Electrical Circuits with a Nanowire

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We have observed conductance quantization of macroscopic metallic contacts in a circuit with a mechanical relay and LC circuit. The investigation has been performed outdoors at room temperature, and it was focused on measuring the conductance between two vibrating metal wires. Transient states of the current in a circuit are also described in the paper, this description includes a contact with quantized conductance. We can assume the occurance of oscillations in an electrical circuit with a relay, due to existence of conductance quantization at relay contacts. When designing a circuit with transmitter, one should take into account the fact that the resistance of its contacts together with the capacity and inductance of the whole system may lead to the appearance of oscillations.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 2009

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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