Heat conduction model for nanowire applications

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A heat conduction model for determining the temperature of a nanowire through which a current is passed is proposed. In the model, the total Joule heating arising in the nanowire due to the current is considered until the system reaches a steady state. It is important to determine the positions of the "cold points" in the system, where the temperature is left unchanged by the current. The current required to cut a nanowire is predicted from the model. The mechanism for Joule heat welding is classified depending on the positions of the cold points in the metallic nanowire system.

Original languageEnglish
Article number084107
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Feb 25

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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