Field-induced resonant tunneling between parallel two-dimensional electron systems

J. P. Eisenstein, L. N. Pfeiffer, K. W. West

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Resonant tunneling between two high-mobility two-dimensional (2D) electron systems in a double quantum well structure has been induced by the action of an external Schottky gate field. Using one 2D electron gas as source and the other as drain, the tunnel conductance between them shows a strong resonance when the gate field aligns the ground subband edges of the two quantum wells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1497-1499
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number14
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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