Institute of Solid State Physics RAS
Laboratory for Conductor Surface Spectroscopy
(Head of the Laboratory Prof. V.S. Tsoi).
There is the natural limit towards the miniaturization of
transistors - the electron wave length. Namely such reason results
in technological substitution photolithography with electron-, x-ray,
etc. lithographies operating with much shorter wavelengths.
Direction for the development of innovative future devices is
defined by decreasing of electron wavelength. This means that the
semiconductor devices must be replaced with metal devices. It is
obvious that such devices have to work in the wave electron optic
regime. In this case, not only electron path length, but also
quenched magnetic flux determine the electron wave phase shift. The
scattering of conduction electrons at interfaces, including sample
surfaces, will determine the qualities of the devices. Namely
fundamental and applied investigations arising from the principals
formulated above determine the main goal of our laboratory. Research
projects of the laboratory deal with: i. electron wave optic; ii.
atomic structure of interfaces; iii. kinetics of highly non-
equilibrium electrons; iv. giant magnetoresistance in mesoscopic
Staff of the lab
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