Contact materials for nanowire devices and nanoelectromechanical switches

Muhammad Mustafa Hussain, Jinhui Song

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The impact of contact materials on the performance of nanostructured devices is expected to be signifi cant. This is especially true since size scaling can increase the contact resistance and induce many unseen phenomenon and reactions that greatly impact device performance. Nanowire and nanoelectromechanical switches are two emerging nanoelectronic devices. Nanowires provide a unique opportunity to control the property of a material at an ultra-scaled dimension, whereas a nanoelectromechanical switch presents zero power consumption in its off state, as it is physically detached from the sensor anode. In this article, we specifi cally discuss contact material issues related to nanowire devices and nanoelectromechanical switches.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)106-111
Number of pages6
JournalMRS Bulletin
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 18 2011

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