Fluctuational Instabilities of Alkali and Noble Metal Nanowires

Abstract

We introduce a continuum approach to studying the lifetimes of monovalent metal nanowires. By modelling the thermal fluctuations of cylindrical nanowires through the use of stochastic Ginzburg-Landau classical field theories, we construct a self-consistent approach to the fluctuation-induced “necking” of nanowires. Our theory provides quantitative estimates… (More)

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@inproceedings{Brki2004FluctuationalIO, title={Fluctuational Instabilities of Alkali and Noble Metal Nanowires}, author={J{\'e}r{\^o}me B{\"{u}rki}, year={2004} }