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term: single electron transistor

Determination:

three-electrode tunnelling device that consists of a conductive island with low self-capacitance connected to source and drain electrodes by low-capacitance and low conductance tunnel junctions and having a capacitive coupling with the gate electrode.

Description:

In such a three-electrode element, if the tunnel junctions have low capacitance 166116714011878.jpge2/(2C)>>kBT, C=Ctrans.1+Ctrans.2+Cgate, ...

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term: cantilever

cantilever

Determination:

common term used in scanning probe microscopy of the micromechanical probe design.

Description:

A cantilever is a massive rectangular base with dimensions of ca. 1.5×3.5×0.5 mm with a projecting beam (the actual cantilever) with a width of about 0.03 mm and a length of 0.1 to 0.5 mm. One side of the beam is a mirror (sometimes a thin layer of aluminium is sprayed on it to enhance the ...