TITLE

Resonant tunneling in GaAs/AlAs heterostructures grown by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition

AUTHOR(S)
Bonnefoi, A. R.; Collins, R. T.; McGill, T. C.; Burnham, R. D.; Ponce, F. A.
PUB. DATE
February 1985
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;2/1/1985, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p285
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We report the first observations of resonant tunneling in electronic transport perpendicular to two AlAs layers separated by a GaAs quantum well in GaAs/AlAs heterostructures grown by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition. Resonant tunneling can be observed as inflections in the 1-V curves at room temperature. These inflections become more pronounced as the temperature is reduced, until negative differential resistance regions become visible for temperatures below 260 K. At low temperatures, the I-V curves not only reveal two large negative resistance regions corresponding to the first energy level in the GaAs quantum well but also a structure which shows evidence of resonant tunneling through the second and possibly the third energy states in the well. Second derivative (d²1/dV²) measurements confirm the existence of the resonances seen in the I-V curves.
ACCESSION #
9817086

 

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