Sascha Hermann

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In this paper we present results of our recent efforts to understand the mechanical interface behaviour of single-walled carbon nanotubes (CNTs) embedded in metal matrices. We conducted experimental pull-out tests of CNTs embedded in Pd or Au and found maximum forces in the range 10-102 nN. These values are in good agreement with forces obtained from(More)
We report on and emphasize the versatility of conductive atomic force microscopy in characterizing vertically aligned carbon nanotubes (CNTs) aimed to be used in via interconnect technology. The study is conducted on multi-walled CNT arrays vertically grown on a copper-based metal line. Voltage-dependent current mapping and current-voltage characteristics(More)
In this paper we present our recent efforts to develop an in situ tensile test device for thermo-mechanical characterization of interfaces between single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) and metals. For the mechanical tests, the chosen loading condition is a pull-out test. After summarizing results of maximum stresses calculated from molecular dynamics(More)
We present investigations of pull-out tests on CNTs embedded in palladium by means of molecular dynamics (MD) and compare our results of maximum pull-out forces with values of nano scale in situ pull-out tests inside a scanning electron microscope (SEM). Our MD model allows the investigation of crucial influencing parameters on the interface behaviour, like(More)
During the recent years, a significant amount of research has been performed on single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) as a channel material in thin-film transistors (Pham et al. IEEE Trans Nanotechnol 11:44-50, 2012). This has prompted the application of advanced characterization techniques based on combined atomic force microscopy (AFM) and Raman(More)
This paper presents an in situ pull-out test device to characterize interfaces between single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) and metals. After summarizing results of maximum stresses calculated from molecular dynamics simulations and obtained from in situ scanning electron microscope experiments the need for an in situ experimental method with atomic(More)
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