High-temperature gold metallization for ZnO nanowire device on a SiC substrateRon Gurwitz, Guy Tuboul, Boaz Shikler, Ilan Shalish
- Journal of Applied Physics, June 2012, American Institute of Physics
- DOI: 10.1063/1.4729802
Remedy for electrostatic discharge damage of nanowire devices
What is it about?
Nanowire devices are extremely small, and so are their metal contacts. High currents such as those produced upon an ESD can cause damage by heating. To avoid the damage, one needs to design the contact to be able to withstand such high temperatures. In this paper we show how to protect a contact from excessive heating.
Why is it important?
The paper treats a common failure mechanism in nanowire devices that has never been addressed.