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Applied Physics Letters 92,21 (2008) 213112 1-3;


A focused ion beam (FIB) is used to sequentially reduce the contact length of an evaporated metal film to a multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWCNT). By using this FIB contact cutback technique, the contact resistance between an individual MWCNT and evaporated thin films of Au, Au/Ti, and Ag are accurately determined. The data permit a rational way to specify the minimum contact length of a metallic thin film to a MWCNT. (c) 2008 American Institute of Physics.


Physics, Applied

Date of this Version

January 2008



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