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Leo Esaki

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Leo Esaki Leo Esaki, (born in 1925) was a Japanese physicist who in 1957 noticed that electrons could sometimes 'tunnel' through the barrier formed at the junctions of certain semiconductors.

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The effect is now widely used in the electronics industry and for this early success. Esaki shared the 1973 Nobel Prize for Physics with Josephson and Giaver.

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Leo Esaki is a Japanese physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1973.

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Category: Scientists  - ( Scientists Archive)

Date Added: 24 February '12

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