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Nano Lett. 2010 Mar 10;10(3):974-9. doi: 10.1021/nl903941b.

High-performance single nanowire tunnel diodes.

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  • 1Solid State Physics, Lund University, Box 118, S-221 00, Lund, Sweden. jesper.wallentin@ftf.lth.se

Abstract

We demonstrate single nanowire tunnel diodes with room temperature peak current densities of up to 329 A/cm(2). Despite the large surface to volume ratio of the type-II InP-GaAs axial heterostructure nanowires, we measure peak to valley current ratios (PVCR) of up to 8.2 at room temperature and 27.6 at liquid helium temperature. These sub-100-nm-diameter structures are promising components for solar cells as well as electronic applications.

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