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Sunday, January 26, 2020

#420 Thirty years ago: January 1990

Following on the previous blog let’s take a quick look at what trends were noticeable in some research papers published exactly 30 years ago.


In the January issue of the IEEE Transactions on Electron Device for instance, my attention attracted papers concerned with 2D quantum wells and 2D electron gas. It shows that already thirty years ago quantum phenomena in the highly geometrically confined structures were the subject of thorough exploration. The January issue of the IEEE Electron Device Letters in turn clearly shows that the complex heterostructures involving binary and ternary III-V compounds, and including strained layer superlattices, were pretty common in the advanced research publications at that time.

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