Study of ballistic gold conductor using ultra-high-vacuum transmission electron microscopy.

Abstract

Metal contacts are regarded as key elements of nanometer-scale electronics. Since gold contacts show quantized conductance even at room temperature, much effort has been devoted to understand their conductance behavior on the nanoscale. However, gold contacts do not always show quantized conductance steps during their thinning process, the reason for which… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/jmicro/dfs040

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