Hot Electron Devices

  • M. Heiblum
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 281)


The tunnelling hot electron transfer amplifier (THETA) structure generates an almost monoenergetic, variable energy, hot electron beam (by tunnelling), which traverses a thin GaAs region to be eventually collected and energy analyzed. As the hot electrons traverse the device they are used to probe: scattering events, band nonparabolicity, size quantization effects, intervalley transfer, quantum mechanical reflections, and band discontinuities at interfaces.


Gate Length Cold Electron Ballistic Transport Band Discontinuity Negative Gate Voltage 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Heiblum
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  1. 1.IBM Thomas J Watson Research CentreYorktown HeightsUSA

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