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  • n. physicist honored for advances in solid state electronics (born in Japan in 1925)


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  • Esaki is an IBM Fellow and has been engaged in semiconductor research at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York, since 1960.

    Leo Esaki - Biography

  • The rout was a "wake-up call, and a welcome pause and a warning to the market," Howard Esaki , head of structured-finance research at Standard & Poor's, wrote in a note citing views heard during the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council conference.

    CMBS Troubles Brewing? Some Observers Think So

  • This time I went to the Esaki lab for internet research, and they showed us a lot about their distributed weather reporting system.

    Mt. Fuji

  • Ask a Ninja to make at least $300,000 this year at Ryan Esaki - Commentary on things of Interest

    Ask a Ninja Makes $300K

  • Coincidentally I had the honour of meeting with Leo Esaki last week at a business conference in Kyoto where we both presented papers.


  • Chetan outlined a number of ways of doing this, involving very clever uses of Josephson junctions (another Nobel, 1973, with Esaki and Giaever) to have the various currents tunneling between various readouts to make gates, and the topological features are the paths the quasiparticles take around various trapped quasiparticles that have been prepared to make the q-bit.

    Aspen Report: New Strides on the Road to a Quantum Computer

  • Twenty years later, after the pathbreaking work of Esaki and Tsu on negative differential conductivity in superlattices, I realized that I had in fact anticipated their basic physics, albeit in a more primitive form: What was not possible in bulk semiconductors, appeared to become possible in superlattices with their much longer period.

    Herbert Kroemer - Autobiography

  • Later, Leo Esaki developed the tunnel diode, an electronic component that has a negative differential resistance, a technically interesting property.

    The Nobel Prizes in Physics 1901-2000

  • Giaever, who invented and studied the detailed properties of the "tunnel junction", an electronic component based on superconductivity, shared the second half with Leo Esaki for work on tunneling phenomena in semiconductors (see below).

    The Nobel Prizes in Physics 1901-2000

  • Esaki, Giaever and Josephson have through their discoveries opened up new fields of research in physics.

    The Nobel Prize in Physics 1973 - Presentation Speech


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