Mechanics of lithographically defined break junctions

SAG Vrouwe*, E van der Giessen, SJ van der Molen, D Dulic, ML Trouwborst, BJ van Wees

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We investigate the mechanics of lithographically defined mechanically controllable break junctions, both theoretically and experimentally. It is shown that the relationship between controlled deflection and junction opening depends on the details of the break junction geometry. As a result the generally used formula for the "attenuation factor" r needs to be corrected by a factor zeta. For typical break junction geometries, we obtain 2less than or similar tozetaless than or similar to4.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)art. - 035313
Aantal pagina's7
TijdschriftPhysical Review. B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Nummer van het tijdschrift3
StatusPublished - jan.-2005

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