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Novel mesoscopic superlattice in a ballistic constriction
Author(s): Sergio E. Ulloa; Eleuterio Castano; George Kirczenow
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Paper Abstract

We present theoretical results for the conductance of a novel one-dimensional semiconductor superlattice (1DSL) structured in a ballistic constriction. We predict sharp switching between quantized conductance plateaus, as the Fermi level moves through the 1DSL miniband gaps, and strong resonant conductance oscillations. These effects are predicted to be observable even for systems with very few periods, and to be nearly independent of the geometry of the constriction openings.

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Date Published: 1 October 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1284, Nanostructure and Microstructure Correlation with Physical Properties of Semiconductors, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.20773
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Sergio E. Ulloa, Ohio Univ. (United States)
Eleuterio Castano, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)
George Kirczenow, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1284:
Nanostructure and Microstructure Correlation with Physical Properties of Semiconductors
Harold G. Craighead; J. Murray Gibson, Editor(s)

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