Low Temperature Physics: 39, 285 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4795200 (4 pages)
Fizika Nizkikh Temperatur: Volume 39, Number 3 (March 2013), p. 367-371    ( to contents , go back )

Influence of work hardening on conductance of platinum, copper and silver nanocontacts

O.I. Shklyarevskii and I.K. Yanson

B. Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine 47 Lenin Ave., Kharkov 61103, Ukraine
E-mail: shklyarevskii@ilt.kharkov.ua
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Received November 12, 2012


Cold work hardening of metals results in their strengthening and changes of physical properties at macroscopic level. It also greatly affects the conductance of nanowires pulled from such materials in the course of their break. We studied this effect for Ag, Cu, Pt and some other metals. The influence of molecular hydrogen on conductance histograms of silver is reported.

PACS: 73.40.Jn Metal-to-metal contacts;
PACS: 61.46.+w Structure of nanoscale materials;
PACS: 68.65.La Quantum wires.

Key words: nanocontacts, nanowires, conductance.

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