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Applied Physics Letters
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Unusually low resistivity of copper germanide thin films formed at low temperatures

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Abstract

We report a first observation of the remarkably low electrical resistivity of copper germanide thin films formed at temperatures below 200°C. At these low temperatures, the ε-Cu3Ge phase with a monoclinic crystal structure is formed, with room-temperature resistivity which can be as low as 5.5 μΩ cm. The films are electrically stable up to at least 600°C, and, unlike pure copper, are also stable against oxygen and air exposure.

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01 Dec 1991

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Applied Physics Letters

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