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Length dependence of current-induced breakdown in carbon nanofiber interconnects

Kitsuki, Hirohiko and Yamada, Toshishige and Fabris, Drazen and Jameson, John R. and Wilhite, Patrick and Suzuki, Makoto and Yang, Cary Y. (2008) Length dependence of current-induced breakdown in carbon nanofiber interconnects. APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 92 (17).

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Current-induced breakdown is investigated for carbon nanofibers (CNF) for potential interconnect applications. The measured maximum current density in the suspended CNF is inversely proportional to the nanofiber length and is independent of diameter. This relationship can be described with a heat transport model that takes into account Joule heating and heat diffusion along the CNF, assuming that breakdown occurs when and where the temperature reaches a threshold or critical value. (c) 2008 American Institute of Physics.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nano objects
Physical Science > Nanoelectronics
ID Code:2415
Deposited By:Farnush Anwar
Deposited On:23 Dec 2008 13:40
Last Modified:23 Dec 2008 13:40

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