A novel electrical property of three-terminal ballistic junctions and its applications in nanoelectronics

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Abstract

A room-temperature electrical property of three-terminal ballistic junctions (TBJs) is predicted. For a symmetric TBJ. it is shown that when finite voltages F and -V are applied to the left and right branches. the voltage Output V, from the central branch will always be negative. This characteristic appears even when the symmetry in the TBJ is broken. provided that V! is larger than a threshold. Applications of these devices in nanoelectronics are proposed.

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  • Condensed Matter Physics

Keywords

  • three-terminal ballistic junctions, nonlinear transport, rectification, logic devices
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)942-945
JournalPhysica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures
Volume13
Issue number2-4
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes