Room temperature ballistic transport in InSb quantum well nanodevices

Gilbertson, A. M. and Kormanyos, A. and Buckle, P. D. and Fearn, M. and Ashley, T. and Lambert, Colin and Solin, S. A. and Cohen, L. F. (2011) Room temperature ballistic transport in InSb quantum well nanodevices. Applied Physics Letters, 99 (24). -. ISSN 0003-6951

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We report the room temperature observation of significant ballistic electron transport in shallow etched four-terminal mesoscopic devices fabricated on an InSb/AlInSb quantum well (QW) heterostructure with a crucial partitioned growth-buffer scheme. Ballistic electron transport is evidenced by a negative bend resistance signature which is quite clearly observed at 295 K and at current densities in excess of 10(6)A/cm(2). This demonstrates unequivocally that by using effective growth and processing strategies, room temperature ballistic effects can be exploited in InSb/AlInSb QWs at practical device dimensions.

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