Esaki tunnel diode

Esaki tunnel diode

[e′sä·kē ¦tən·əl ′dī‚ōd]
(electronics)
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Pawlik developed a process to build and test vertical Esaki tunnel diodes smaller than 120 nanometers in diameter, Rommel explained.
Esaki tunnel diodes, discovered in 1957 and the first quantum devices, were used to create a map showing output tunnel currents for a given set of material systems and parameters.
The barrier-crossing electrons could be used for switching purposes, and Esaki tunnel diodes were ultrasmall and ultrafast.