Suspended nanowires (SNWs) have been deposited from Co-carbonyl precursor (Co-2(CO)(8)) by focused electron beam induced deposition (FEBID). The SNWs dimensions are about 30-50 nm in diameter and 600-850 nm in length. The as-deposited material has a nanogranular structure of mixed face-centered cubic (FCC) and hexagonal close-packed (HCP) Co phases, and a composition of 80 atom % Co, 15 atom % O and 5 atom % C, as revealed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analysis and by energydispersive X-ray (EDX) spectroscopy, respectively. Current (I)-voltage (V) measurements with current densities up to 10(7) A/cm(2) determine different structural transitions in the SNWs, depending on the I-V history. A single measurement with a sudden current burst leads to a polycrystalline FCC Co structure extended over the whole wire. Repeated measurements at increasing currents produce wires with a split structure: one half is polycrystalline FCC Co and the other half is graphitized C. The breakdown current density is found at 2.1 x 10(7) A/cm(2). The role played by resistive heating and electromigration in these transitions is discussed.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Titolo:||Structural transitions in electron beam deposited Co-carbonyl suspended nanowires at high electrical current densities|
|Autori:||Gazzadi, Gian Carlo; Frabboni, Stefano|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.3762/bjnano.6.134|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||Articolo su rivista|
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