Accession Number : AD0720487

Title :   Resistance Changes of Discontinuous Gold Films in Air,

Corporate Author : SASKATCHEWAN UNIV SASKATOON DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Morris,J. E.

Report Date : 04 APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Increases in the resistance of discontinuous thin gold films in air are analysed as functions of time and temperature. The increases are reversible, if the film is returned to vacuum, and the conductivity activation energy is not affected. Diffusion of air into the substrate gives rise to negative ions in the tunnelling barriers between metal aggregates and increases the effective barrier height and hence the film resistance. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GOLD, ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE), (*METAL FILMS, TUNNELING(ELECTRONICS)), ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, CANADA

Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE