Electrical breakdown of individual si nanochains and silicide nanochains

Hideo Kohno, Takafumi Nogami, Seiji Takeda, Yutaka Ohno, Ichiro Yonenaga, Satoshi Ichikawa

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Electron transport across individual Si nanochains and silicide nanochains is investigated using a micro-manipulator in a transmission electron microscope. The current increases nonlinearly with increasing the bias voltage. Electrical breakdowns occur with a current typicajly as large as 10 1-10 2 nA. Furthermore, some FN plots exhibit a bend presumably due to the formation of a heavily distorted nanotube of carbon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6655-6658
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Oct


  • Breakdown
  • Nanochain
  • Nanotube
  • Silicide
  • TEM


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