Accession Number:

ADA261228

Title:

Single Electron Charging Effects in Mesoscopic Systems

Descriptive Note:

Interim technical rept.

Corporate Author:

HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MA DIV OF APPLIED SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

156.0

Abstract:

We report the investigation of two ultra-small tunnel junctions in series. These junctions have capacitances on the order of 10-18 - 10-19F each. In this regime the charging energy associated with a single electron tunneling event e22C can be made significantly larger than thermal fluctuations kBT at liquid helium temperatures. As such, measurements of the tunneling current as a function of voltage show unique features associated individual electron tunneling events.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE