Alternative mechanism of quantum-size-effect observation in normal-metal tunneling

E. L. Wolf

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A mechanism based on an energy-dependent transit lifetime is proposed to account for the appearance of conductance peaks, rather than conductance steps, in observation of quantum size effects in normal-metal tunnel junctions. This allows these results to be viewed consistently with tunneling results involving electronic subbands, and may permit additional band-structure parameters to be inferred.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)784-786
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1974

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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