Transistor on the basis of new quantum interference effect

Tavkhelidze A (2011) Transistor on the basis of new quantum interference effect. US patent 7,893,422.

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A quantum interference transistor comprising a thin metal film having a protrusion and a thin insulating layer between the metal film and protrusion. A potential barrier is formed in the region beneath the protrusion as a result of quantum interference caused by the geometry of the film and protrusion. A voltage applied between the electrically isolated protrusion ("island") and the thin film leads to a change in the electron wave function of the island which in turn leads to a change in the Fermi level of the metal film in the entire region beneath the protrusion. Consequently, a potential barrier may or may not exist depending on the applied voltage, thus providing the present invention with the transistor-like property of switching between open and closed states.

Item Type: Patent
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculties/Schools > School of Natural Sciences and Engineering
Depositing User: Professor Avtandil Tavkhelidze
Date Deposited: 08 May 2014 09:28
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2015 07:55

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