Novel Spectroscopy of Spatially Confined Acoustic Phonons in Nanometer Scale Structures

  • M. N. Wybourne
  • J. Seyler
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 112)


In this paper we describe a novel spectroscopy of one-dimensional acoustic modes in narrow Au-Pd wires deposited on silicon substrates. The spectroscopy is based on electron heating measurements in which the low temperature electrical resistance of the wires is measured as a function of an applied electric field.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. N. Wybourne
    • 1
  • J. Seyler
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of OregonEugeneUSA

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