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ESD Investigations of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes

Shrivastava, Mayank and Kulshrestha, Neha and Gossner, Harald (2014) ESD Investigations of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes. In: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON DEVICE AND MATERIALS RELIABILITY, 14 (1). pp. 555-563.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TDMR.2013.2288362


Electrostatic discharge (ESD) investigations on the multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) are performed for the first time. A novel ESD failure mechanism of subsequent shell burning has been discovered. By using nanosecond pulse measurements, a new insight into metal-to-carbon nanotube (CNT) contact behavior could be achieved. Clear signature of two very different conduction mechanisms and related failure types at high current injection has been found. By determining the time to failure, an Arrhenius-like relation was extracted, which was explained by the oxidation of CNT shells. Finally, an extraordinary ESD failure current density of MWCNT of 1.2 x 10(9) A/cm(2) could be shown.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to the IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC, 445 HOES LANE, PISCATAWAY, NJ 08855-4141 USA
Keywords: Arrhenius behavior and graphene; carbon nanotubes; CNT; electrostatic discharge (ESD); high field transport; multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT); pulsed technique; quantum conductance
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electronic Systems Engineering (Formerly Centre for Electronic Design & Technology)
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2014 10:23
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2014 10:23
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/49193

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