Influence of quantum effects on electron transport in molybdenum nanocontacts

Influence of quantum effects on electron transport in molybdenum nanocontacts The authors studied the conduction of metal contacts at ambient temperature in normal conditions, while driving piezomechanically molybdenum conductors and controlling conduction between them. Inspite of noise, the authors managed to observe a step-wise rise of contact resistance. The obtained conduction histograms show a peak corresponding to one quantum of conduction. The experimental results prove the possibility of the quantum ballistic character of charge transport in molybdenum nanocontacts. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Microelectronics Springer Journals

Influence of quantum effects on electron transport in molybdenum nanocontacts

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Publisher
SP MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 by Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.
Subject
Engineering; Electrical Engineering
ISSN
1063-7397
eISSN
1608-3415
D.O.I.
10.1134/S1063739712010039
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Abstract

The authors studied the conduction of metal contacts at ambient temperature in normal conditions, while driving piezomechanically molybdenum conductors and controlling conduction between them. Inspite of noise, the authors managed to observe a step-wise rise of contact resistance. The obtained conduction histograms show a peak corresponding to one quantum of conduction. The experimental results prove the possibility of the quantum ballistic character of charge transport in molybdenum nanocontacts.

Journal

Russian MicroelectronicsSpringer Journals

Published: Jan 8, 2012

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