Nanostructure and quantum-effect electronics in Japan

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Abstract

The search for circuitry that is not bound by the limits of conventional technologies has lead to research on a variety of radically different approaches to future electronics. The basic idea behind this work is to exploit physical effects in structures that are ultra small (nanometer size) in one or more dimensions. Quantum effects, such as resonant tunneling are being used in heterostructures with ultra-small vertical dimensions while ballistic electron motion, electron-wave interference, single-electron tunneling, and other effects are being explored in nanostructures with ultra-small lateral dimensions such as quantum point contacts, quantum dots, and quantum wires. In summary, a wide range of work aimed at developing future electronic circuitry based on physical effects in devices with ultra-small dimensions is being carried out in Japan. Functional operation of resonant-tunneling digital circuits has been demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDigest of Technical Papers - IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference
Editors Anon
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages122-123
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0780318455
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1994 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Feb 16 1994Feb 18 1994

Publication series

NameDigest of Technical Papers - IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1994 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
Period2/16/942/18/94

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Kiehl, R. (1994). Nanostructure and quantum-effect electronics in Japan. In Anon (Ed.), Digest of Technical Papers - IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (pp. 122-123). (Digest of Technical Papers - IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference). Publ by IEEE.