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New Phenomena in Narrow Germanium p-n Junctions


Lancaster, PA and New York, NY: American Physical Society / American Institute of Physics 1958. First Edition. [227]-613 pages. Small 4to. Original publisher's blue/green printed wraps. Entire number offered. A clean copy, noting some shallow puncture marks and deeper impressions to the first 45 pages from what looks like staple impressions (storage on box bottom?). No damage at all to Esaki's article, his first work on Tunneling Diodes. Otherwise minor browning to the edges and a few tears to the spine panel. Bright and clean internally. Very Good. Wrappers. [22519]


Contains 'New Phenomena in Narrow Germanium p-n Junctions' . The Nobel Prize in Physics 1973 was divided, one half jointly to Leo Esaki and Ivar Giaever "for their experimental discoveries regarding tunneling phenomena in semiconductors and superconductors, respectively and the other half to Brian David Josephson "for his theoretical predictions of the properties of a supercurrent through a tunnel barrier, in particular those phenomena which are generally known as the Josephson effects".

"To date...the materials that have most profoundly affected our daily lives are semiconductors. Of considerable interest during the 1930s and 1940s, the recognition of their utility in microelectronic devices has led to sensor, computer, and communication technologies. May such uses have their origin in transistors...[and] the development of the integrated-circuit microelectronic devices that have led to the silicon revolution...represented by the work of Esaki [Phys Rev 109, 603 (1958)] on the tunneling diode and the work of Esaki and Chang (Phys Rev Lett. 33, 495 (1974))] on hetereostructures." (The Physical Review, The First Hundred Years, a Selection of Seminal Papers and Commentaries, p. 620) IN The Physical Review, Vol 109, Second Series, Number 2, January 15, 1958, pages 603-604.


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