New kind of diode...

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  1. Wendy

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    The more coherent part of the article makes it sound like an altered tunnel diode. Hard to say if there is any general application for the device.
     
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    Sounds interesting.

    Seems like a modified/hybrid from the PIN diode structure.

    If "ordinary metals" are used, I am wondering what the major changes are to keep it from being a capacitor. Metal type or insulator material?
     
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    I think the nanoscale device is so small the capacitance is in the attofarad scale. I did a search and found some early fab process information using several metals.
    http://ecee.colorado.edu/~moddel/QEL/Papers/EliassonThesis.pdf
     
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