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Table 1 Geometrical and physical properties of the wires

From: Consistent melting behavior induced by Joule heating between Ag microwire and nanowire meshes

  Ag microwire Ag nanowire Al nanowire
Side length, w (μm) 1.000 0.1000 0.1000
Cross-sectional area, A (×10-2 μm2) 100.0 1.000 1.000
Melting point, Tm (×103 K) 1.234 0.873[30] (exp.) 0.736[31] (num.)
Thermal conductivity at RT, λ (×10-4 W/μm∙K) 4.200 3.346[28] (num.) 1.150[32] (num.)
Electrical resistivity at RT, ρ0 (×10-2 Ω∙μm) 1.590 11.90[29] (exp.) 6.20[32] (exp.)
Electrical resistivity at Tm, ρm (×10-2 Ω∙μm) 7.200 37.80 17.72