Ballistic electrons : microscopy, spectroscopy, devices and luminescence
Author(s)Appelbaum, Ian, 1977-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics.
Venkatesh Narayanamurti and John D. Joannopoulos.
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This thesis describes research to theoretically model and experimentally measure electronic systems which employ ballistic electron emission. First, a Monte-Carlo framework for simulating electron injection from a tunnel junction emitter into a semiconductor collector is presented in detail and a few applications of this theory are described. Second, a method of treating ballistic electron transport through nano-scale heterostructures by considering realistic, atomic-scale periodic potentials is examined. Third, experimental results toward development of a novel scanning-probe microscopy for the local study of buried luminescent heterostructure layers is presented. Finally, a number of future research directions suggested by these results are described.
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Physics, 2003.Includes bibliographical references (leaves 139-147).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology