TITLE

Fabrication of 0.5 nm electrode gaps using self-breaking technique

AUTHOR(S)
Tsutsui, Makusu; Taniguchi, Masateru; Kawai, Tomoji
PUB. DATE
October 2008
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;10/20/2008, Vol. 93 Issue 16, p163115
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Control of electrode gap size formed by a self-breaking method is explored by statistically investigating electric field dependence of the gap distance using nanofabricated mechanically controllable break junctions. We obtained narrow distributions of the electrode gap size around 0.5 nm at biases below a threshold field. The self-breaking technique has thus been demonstrated to be a reliable tool for fabricating electrodes with subnanometer size gaps.
ACCESSION #
35279303

 

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