Electromigrated nanogaps

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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 the charge and number per unit length, or . This gives a conductance of . In nano scale bridges the conductance falls in discrete steps of multiples of the quantum conductance .



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