Electromigrated Nanogaps are gaps formed in metallic bridges formed by the process of electromigration.
A nanosized contact formed by electromigration acts like a waveguide for electrons. The nanocontact essentially acts like a one-dimensional wire with a conductance of . The current in a wire is the velocity of the electrons multiplied by th charge and number per unit length, or . This gives a conductance of . In nano scale bridges the conductance falls discrete steps of multiples of the quantum conductance .
- Electromigrated Nanogaps have shown great promise as electrodes in use in molecular scale electronics.
- Researcher have used feedback controlled electromigration to investigate the magnetoresistance of a quantum spin valve.
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