Regular atomic narrowing of Ni, Fe, and v nanowires resolved by two-dimensional correlation analysis

A. Halbritter, P. Makk, Sz MacKowiak, S. Csonka, M. Wawrzyniak, J. Martinek

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Abstract

We present a novel statistical method for the study of stable atomic configurations in breaking nanowires based on the 2D cross-correlation analysis of conductance versus electrode separation traces. Applying this method, we can clearly resolve the typical evolutions of the conductance staircase in some transition metal nanojunctions (Ni, Fe, V) up to high conductance values. In these metals our analysis demonstrates a very well ordered atomic narrowing of the nanowire, indicating a very regular, stepwise decrease of the number of atoms in the minimal cross section of the junction, in contrast to the majority of the metals. All these features are hidden in traditional conductance histograms.

Original languageEnglish
Article number266805
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume105
Issue number26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 29 2010

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Regular atomic narrowing of Ni, Fe, and v nanowires resolved by two-dimensional correlation analysis. / Halbritter, A.; Makk, P.; MacKowiak, Sz; Csonka, S.; Wawrzyniak, M.; Martinek, J.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 105, No. 26, 266805, 29.12.2010.

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