Nanotech 2004 Vol. 3
Nanotech 2004 Vol. 3
Technical Proceedings of the 2004 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 3

Nano Devices and Systems Chapter 4

In Situ Transformations of Gold Contacts Studied by Moleculad Dynamics Simulations

Authors: A.V. Pokropivny, A. Lõhmus, R. Lõhmus, D. Erts, V.V. Pokropivny and H. Olin

Affilation: University of Latvia, Estonia

Pages: 173 - 175

Keywords: nannointeractions, nanowire, TEM-SPM

We apply molecular dynamics methods for simulation of in situ processes in new combined TEM/SPM technique. The atomic structure transformations of a gold nanobridge between two contacts are studied in processes of loading-unloading and friction cycles, vertical, lateral, diagonal and zigzag motion. In all cases only a single-atom contact is broken at the final stage of deformations. The deformation process strongly depends on the velocity of fracture and schemes of motion.

ISBN: 0-9728422-9-2
Pages: 561
Hardcopy: $79.95