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Subnanometer-resolved measurement of the tunneling effective mass using bulk plasmons

Stolojan, V, Moreau, P, Goringe, MJ and Silva, SRP (2006) Subnanometer-resolved measurement of the tunneling effective mass using bulk plasmons APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 88 (12), ARTN 1.

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Abstract

Superlattices are periodic structures where the constituents alternate between low- and high-bandgap materials; the resulting quantum confinement tailors the resulting device properties and increases their operating speed. Amorphous carbon is an excellent candidate for both the well and barrier layers of the superlattices, leading to a fast and reliable device manufacturing process. We show theoretically and experimentally that, using low energy-loss spatially resolved spectroscopy, we can characterize the component layers of a superlattice. We measure quantum confinement of the electron wave function in the superlattice's wells and calculate the effective tunneling mass for amorphous carbon superlattices as m* =0.067 me. This effective mass makes diamondlike carbon films as feasible candidate for electronic devices. © 2006 American Institute of Physics.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Advanced Technology Institute > Nano-Electronics Centre
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Stolojan, VUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Moreau, PUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Goringe, MJUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Silva, SRPUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 20 March 2006
Identification Number : 10.1063/1.2188593
Uncontrolled Keywords : Science & Technology, Physical Sciences, Physics, Applied, Physics, ENERGY-LOSS-SPECTROSCOPY, SUPERLATTICES, FILMS
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Copyright 2006 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics.

The following article appeared in Applied Physics Letters, 88 (12) 122109 and may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2188593

Depositing User : Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited : 28 Jan 2013 11:42
Last Modified : 11 Mar 2015 14:33
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/745826

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