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Tunneling Currents and the E-k Relation

Kurtin, Stephen and McGill, T. C. and Mead, C. A. (1970) Tunneling Currents and the E-k Relation. Physical Review Letters, 25 (11). pp. 756-759. ISSN 0031-9007.

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The energy-momentum dispersion relation within the forbidden gap of a single-crystal insulator (in this case, GaSe) has been accurately determined using a simple physical model to describe tunneling currents in appropriate thin-film structures. This dispersion relation, calculated from experimental current-voltage data, is shown to be intrinsic to GaSe and capable of quantitatively predicting tunneling currents. The work reported here represents the first quantitative calculation of tunneling currents in metal-insulator-metal structures with all parameters relevant to the experiment independently determined.

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Additional Information:©1970 The American Physical Society Received 18 May 1970 Work supported in part by the U.S. Office of Naval Research. [S.K. was a] Hertz Foundation Doctoral Fellow. [T.C.McG. was a] Howard Hughes Doctoral Fellow.
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