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Title: Quantum resonance of nanometre-scale metal-ZnO-metal structure and its application in sensors

Analysis of the thickness dependence of the potential profile of the metal-ZnO-metal (MZM) structure has been conducted based on Poisson’s equation and Schottky theory. Quantum scattering theory is then used to calculate the transmission probability of an electron passing through the MZM structure. Results show that the quantum resonance (QR) effect becomes pronounced when the thickness of the ZnO film reaches to around 6 nm. Strain induced piezopotentials are considered as biases to the MZM, which significantly changes the QR according to the analysis. This effect can be potentially employed as nanoscale strain sensors.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. College of Engineering, Swansea University, Swansea, Wales SA2 8PP (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22492386
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Advances; Journal Volume: 6; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: (c) 2016 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; ELECTRONS; FILMS; METALS; NANOSTRUCTURES; POISSON EQUATION; POTENTIALS; PROBABILITY; RESONANCE; SCATTERING; SENSORS; STRAINS; THICKNESS; ZINC OXIDES