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Field Emission from Superlattices of Nonparabolic Semiconductors Under Magnetic Quantization

  • Sitangshu BhattacharyaEmail author
  • Kamakhya Prasad GhatakEmail author
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Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 170)

Abstract

The importance of magnetic quantization on the electronic properties of different semiconductors having various band structures has already been described in [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12] and Chap.3, respectively. In this chapter, we shall study the FNFE from III–V, II–VI, IV–VI, and HgTe/CdTe SLs with graded interfaces in Sects.4.2.1–4.2.4 under magnetic quantization. From Sects.4.2.5 to 4.2.8, we shall investigate the same from III–V, II–VI, IV–VI, and HgTe/CdTe effective mass SLs under magnetic quantization, respectively. In Sect.4.3, the dependences of the FNFE with respect to various variables have been studied by taking GaAs/Ga1−xAl x As, CdS/CdTe, PbTe/PbSnTe, and HgTe/CdTe SLs and the corresponding effective mass SLs as examples. Section4.4 contains open research problems.

Keywords

Magnetic Field Electron Concentration Field Emission Effective Mass Magnetic Quantization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ctr. Electronics Design and Technology Nano Scale Device Research LaboratoryIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Department of Electronic ScienceUniversity of CalcuttaKolkataIndia

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