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

Abstract:
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.

In Situ Transformations of Gold Contacts Studied by Moleculad Dynamics Simulations

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