A Perspective in Quantum-Structure Development

  • L. Esaki
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 170)


In 1969, research on quantum structures was initiated with a proposal of an “engineered” semiconductor superlattice by Esaki and Tsu (1) (2). In anticipation of advancement in epitaxy, we envisioned two types of superlattices with alternating ultrathin layers: doping and compositional, as shown at the top and bottom of Figure 1, respectively.


Resonant Tunneling Stark Shift Hall Resistance Double Barrier Super Lattice 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Esaki
    • 1
  1. 1.IBM Thomas J. Watson Research CenterYorktown HeightsUSA

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