Effect of cold working of the metal on the conductance of platinum, copper, and silver nanocontacts

Shklyarevskii, O. I.; Yanson, I. K.
March 2013
Low Temperature Physics;Mar2013, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p285
Academic Journal
Cold metal working, which leads to strengthening and changes in various physical properties of metals on a macroscopic level, can have a significant effect on the conductance of nanowires drawn from these materials when they break. This effect is studied for Ag, Cu, Pt, and a number of other metals. Molecular hydrogen is found to affect the characteristics of breaking in silver nanowires.


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