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Effects of hydrogen absorption on the electrical conduction of discontinuous palladium thin films
Author(s): James E. Morris; Andreas Kiesow; Ming Hong; Fan Wu
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Paper Abstract

The continuation of work reported earlier on the development of a discontinuous thin palladium film hydrogen sensor confirms the effects first described and interpreted by Barr. The basic principle is that quantum-mechanical tunneling between the discrete metal islands of the film is modulated by barrier height increases due to the surface adsorption of hydrogen, and by gap reduction due to island lattice swelling. Transient thermal effects do not yet permit quantitative verification of the model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 April 1996
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2780, Metal/Nonmetal Microsystems: Physics, Technology, and Applications, (8 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.238162
Show Author Affiliations
James E. Morris, SUNY/Binghamton (United States)
Andreas Kiesow, Technical Univ. of Chemnitz (Germany)
Ming Hong, SUNY/Binghamton (United States)
Fan Wu, SUNY/Binghamton (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2780:
Metal/Nonmetal Microsystems: Physics, Technology, and Applications
Benedykt W. Licznerski; Andrzej Dziedzic, Editor(s)

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