Resonant tunnelling through arrays of nanostructures

Yu B. Lyanda-Geller, J. P. Leburton

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We investigate three-dimensional resonant tunnelling (RT) through a double potential barrier with a periodic modulation of the quantum well in the plane of the layers. Both elastic and phonon-assisted RT through transverse minibands separated by minigaps are considered. By using the Breit-Wigner-like formula for the transmission probability we find a more abrupt upward portion (front) of the current-voltage characteristics and a broader negative differential resistance region than in 'conventional' RT through double barrier heterostructures. Phonon-assisted tunnelling characteristics follow the same trends.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-42
Number of pages8
JournalSemiconductor Science and Technology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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