Wide-range thermometer based on the temperature-dependent conductance of planar tunnel junctions

Gloos, K.; Poikolainen, R. S.; Poikolainen, R.S.; Pekola, J. P.; Pekola, J.P.
October 2000
Applied Physics Letters;10/30/2000, Vol. 77 Issue 18
Academic Journal
The effect of the Fermi-Dirac distribution on the current through standard planar tunnel junctions is a suitable basis for thermometry in a wide temperature range. In particular, it extends the range spanned by Coulomb-blockade thermometers up to room temperature. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


Related Articles

  • Coulomb blockade in a single tunnel junction directly connected to a multiwalled carbon nanotube. Haruyama, Junji; Takesue, Izumi; Sato, Yuki // Applied Physics Letters;10/30/2000, Vol. 77 Issue 18 

    We report on Coulomb blockade in a single tunnel junction directly connected to a multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWNT) by utilizing a nanoporous alumina film. The MWNT exhibits a weak localization effect with strong spin flip scattering. Experimental results and analysis suggest that a...

  • Low-frequency noise in strained SiGe core-shell nanowire p-channel field effect transistors. Doyoung Jang; Jae Woo Lee; Tachi, Kiichi; Montes, Laurent; Ernst, Thomas; Gyu Tae Kim; Ghibaudo, Gerard // Applied Physics Letters;8/16/2010, Vol. 97 Issue 7, p073505 

    Low-frequency noise has been studied in compressively strained Si0.8Ge0.2 core-shell nanowire (NW) p-channel transistors compared with unstrained NWs. The noise has been well interpreted using the carrier number with correlated mobility fluctuation model. The volume trap density, Nt, lies in the...

  • Coulomb blockade thermometer: Tests and instrumentation Kauppinen, J.P.; Loberg, K.T.; Manninert, A.J.; Manninen, A.J.; Pekola, J.P.; Voutilainen, R.A. // Review of Scientific Instruments;Dec1998, Vol. 69 Issue 12, p4166 

    Investigates the properties of a Coulomb blockade thermometer (CBT). Reaction of a CBT to high magnetic fields; Details on the principles, operations and instrumentations of a CBT; Signal conditioning units of a CBT.

  • Collective density fluctuations in heavy-fermion systems (invited). Fulde, P.; Becker, K. W. // Journal of Applied Physics;4/15/1988, Vol. 63 Issue 8, p3673 

    Presents a study that discussed density fluctuations in heavy-fermion systems. Function of a large Landau-Placzek ratio; Function of the Coulomb interaction; Characteristics of heavy-fermion systems.

  • Magnetic field induced quantum criticality at a Lifshitz transition with interactions. Schlottmann, P. // Journal of Applied Physics;Apr2012, Vol. 111 Issue 7, p07E101 

    Motivated by a discontinuous transition observed in CeIn3 in high magnetic fields, the effects of the Landau quantization and interactions on a Lifshitz transition are studied. The Landau quantization leads to a quasi-one-dimensional behavior for the direction parallel to the field. The...

  • Coulomb blockade without potential barriers. Vasseur, G.; Weinmann, D.; Jalabert, R. A. // European Physical Journal B -- Condensed Matter;May2006, Vol. 51 Issue 2, p267 

    We study transport through a strongly correlated quantum dot and show that Coulomb blockade can appear even in the presence of perfect contacts. This conclusion arises from numerical calculations of the conductance for a microscopic model of spinless fermions in an interacting chain connected to...

  • Spin-dependent injection model for Monte Carlo device simulation. López, H.; Oriols, X.; Suñé, J.; Cartoixà, X. // Journal of Applied Physics;Oct2008, Vol. 104 Issue 7, p073702 

    We develop a spin-dependent injection model that can be used in time-dependent simulators of spintronic semiconductor devices. The physical basis of the method and the algorithm implementation are described. We test the validity of our model by simulating a two terminal ballistic semiconductor...

  • Masses and magnetic moments of triple heavy flavour baryons in hypercentral model. Patel, Bhavin; Majethiya, Ajay; Vinodkumar, P. C. // Pramana: Journal of Physics;Apr2009, Vol. 72 Issue 4, p679 

    Triple heavy flavour baryons are studied using the hypercentral description of the three-body system. The confinement potential is assumed as hypercentral Coulomb plus power potential with power index p. The ground state (JP = ½+ and 3/2+) masses of heavy flavour baryons are computed for...

  • Baryons in the Field Correlator Method. Kezerashvili, R. Ya.; Narodetskii, I. M.; Veselov, A. I. // AIP Conference Proceedings;12/17/2009, Vol. 1182 Issue 1, p526 

    The ground and P-wave excited states of nnn, nns and ssn baryons are studied in the framework of the field correlator method using the running strong coupling constant in the Coulomb-like part of the three-quark potential. The string correction for the confinement potential of the orbitally...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics