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Single crystalline ultrathin gold nanowires: Promising nanoscale interconnects

Roy, Ahin and Pandey, Tribhuwan and Ravishankar, N and Singh, Abhishek K (2013) Single crystalline ultrathin gold nanowires: Promising nanoscale interconnects. In: AIP ADVANCES, 3 (3).

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Using first principles based density functional calculation we study the mechanical, electronic and transport properties of single crystalline gold nanowires. While nanowires with the diameter less than 2 nm retain hexagonal cross-section, the larger diameter wires show a structural smoothening leading to circular cross-section. These structural changes significantly affect the mechanical properties of the wires, however, strength remains comparable to the bulk. The transport calculations reveal that the conductivity of these wires are in good agreement with experiments. The combination of good mechanical, electronic and transport properties make these wires promising as interconnects for nano devices. Copyright 2013 Author(s). This article is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4796188]

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: AIP ADVANCES
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to the AMER INST PHYSICS, USA.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Date Deposited: 14 May 2013 07:44
Last Modified: 14 May 2013 07:44
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/46498

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