Study of Conductance Quantization by Cross-Wire Junction

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The thesis studied quantized conductance in nanocontacts formed between two thin gold wires with one of the wires coated by alkainthiol self assembly monolayers (SAM), by using the cross-wire junction. Using the Lorenz force as the driving force, we can bring the two wires in contact in a controlled manner. We observed conductance with steps of 2e2 / h. The conductance plateaus last several seconds. The stability of the junction is attributed to the fact that the coating of SAM improves the stability and capability of the formed contact.

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Zheng, Tao May 2004.

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The thesis studied quantized conductance in nanocontacts formed between two thin gold wires with one of the wires coated by alkainthiol self assembly monolayers (SAM), by using the cross-wire junction. Using the Lorenz force as the driving force, we can bring the two wires in contact in a controlled manner. We observed conductance with steps of 2e2 / h. The conductance plateaus last several seconds. The stability of the junction is attributed to the fact that the coating of SAM improves the stability and capability of the formed contact.

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Zheng, Tao. Study of Conductance Quantization by Cross-Wire Junction, thesis, May 2004; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc5540/: accessed November 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .