Electrons in silicon microstructures

R. E. Howard, L. D. Jackel, P. M. Mankiewich, W. J. Skocpol

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Silicon microstructures only a few hundred atoms wide can be fabricated and used to study electron transport in narrow channels. Spatially localized voltage probes as dose together as 0.1 micrometer can be used to investigate a variety of physical phenomena, including velocity saturation due to phonon emission, the local potentials caused by scattering from a single trapped electron, and quantum tunneling or hopping among very few electron states.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)346-349
Number of pages4
Issue number4736
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

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