Lewicki, G. and Mead, C. A. (1966) Experimental Determination of E−k Relationship in Electron Tunneling. Physical Review Letters, 16 (21). pp. 939-941. ISSN 0031-9007. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20150130-152604952
- Published Version
See Usage Policy.
Use this Persistent URL to link to this item: http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20150130-152604952
We report here measurements of electron tunneling through thin AlN films in which the imaginary component of the propagation vector in the forbidden band has been determined as a function of energy from the dependence of the tunneling current upon insulator thickness. The relationship so derived agrees well with Franz's empirical relationship for a material with the 4.2-eV forbidden-band energy of AlN. These results allow the prediction of voltage-current characteristics over the entire range of experimental variables with no arbitrary adjustable parameters, and also subject to several internal self-consistency checks. In each case complete consistency is observed, To the authors' knowledge, this represents the first unambiguous demonstration of such consistency in thin-film tunneling.
|Additional Information:||© 1966 American Physical Society. Received 28 February 1966. This work was supported in part by the Office of Naval Research.|
|Usage Policy:||No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.|
|Deposited By:||Kristin Buxton|
|Deposited On:||31 Jan 2015 23:18|
|Last Modified:||31 Jan 2015 23:18|
Repository Staff Only: item control page