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Field enhanced blockade of the confined energy levels in nanometer scale pillar arrays

Feldverstärkte Blockade der Energieniveaus von Nanometer großen Säulenfeldern
 
: Alphenaar, B.W.; Durrani, Z.A.K.; Wagner, M.; Köhler, K.

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Surface Science 361/362 (1996), S.185-188
ISSN: 0039-6028
Englisch
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Fraunhofer IAF ()
heterostructure; Heterostruktur; III-V Halbleiter; III-V semiconductors; quantum wells

Abstract
We report observations of dramatic hysteretic switching behavior in nanometer scale pillar arrays. Using a new technique, we fabricate arrays of closely packed pillars 20-50 nm in diameter from a GaAs/AlAs resonant tunneling diode hetcrostructure. The array resistance switches between two stable states with a current peak to valley ratio of 500:1. Scanning tunneling microscope characterization of individual pillars suggests that the pillars trap charge to block the flow of current through the quantum confined states.

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