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Thermal and Electrical Transport in Carbon Nanofiber Interconnects

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6 Author(s)
Saito, T. ; Center for Nanostruct., Santa Clara Univ., Santa Clara, CA ; Kitsuki, H. ; Suzuki, Makoto ; Yamada, T.
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To carry out a systematic reliability study of carbon nanofibers (CNFs) under high-current stress, detailed electrical analysis of CNF breakdown is performed on four configurations using current annealing. This investigation can be described with a heat transport model that takes into account Joule heating and heat dissipation along the CNF, and assuming that breakdown occurs where the temperature reaches a threshold or critical value.

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Nanotechnology, 2008. NANO '08. 8th IEEE Conference on

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18-21 Aug. 2008