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Analysis of the thickness dependence of the potential profile of the metal-ZnO-metal (MZM) structure has been conducted based on Poisson’s equation and Schottkytheory. Quantum scattering theory is then used to calculate the transmission probability of an electron passing through the MZM structure. Results show that the quantum resonance (QR) effect becomes pronounced when the thickness of the ZnO film reaches to around 6 nm. Strain induced piezopotentials are considered as biases to the MZM, which significantly changes the QR according to the analysis. This effect can be potentially employed as nanoscale strain sensors.


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