Applied Physics A

, Volume 87, Issue 3, pp 559–562

Quantum point contact due to Fermi-level pinning and doping profiles in semiconductor nanocolumns

  • K.M. Indlekofer
  • M. Goryll
  • J. Wensorra
  • M.I. Lepsa
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00339-007-3900-5

Cite this article as:
Indlekofer, K., Goryll, M., Wensorra, J. et al. Appl. Phys. A (2007) 87: 559. doi:10.1007/s00339-007-3900-5

Abstract

We show that nanoscale doping profiles inside a nanocolumn in combination with Fermi-level pinning at the surface give rise to the formation of a saddle-point in the potential profile. Consequently, the lateral confinement inside the channel varies along the transport direction, yielding an embedded quantum point contact. An analytical estimation of the quantization energies is given.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K.M. Indlekofer
    • 1
  • M. Goryll
    • 1
  • J. Wensorra
    • 1
  • M.I. Lepsa
    • 1
  1. 1.Center of Nanoelectronic Systems for Information Technology, IBN-1Research Centre Jülich JülichGermany

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