Nanocontact Formation

Scientists have conducted simulations to see how two gold nanocontacts combine during repeated cycles of formation and rupture. In the video, researchers zoomed in on this process of mechanical annealing used to sharpen tiny electrodes.

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Gray arrow  Formation of Stable Metallic Nanocontacts by mechanical annealing

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Journalists wishing to reproduce this image for news stories about related research should include this video credit: Carlos Sabater, Carlos Untiedt, J.J. Palacios & M.J. Caturla (University of Alicante) & ScixeL.