PGI Colloquium: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Kunze, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
Full-wave rectification is a phenomenon that has been known for many years in micro- and nanoscale three- and four-terminal semiconductor structures. A number of effects were identified as the origin, most of which are based on symmetry breaking of the device structure. After some comments on the fabrication technology, this lecture will address them individually on the basis of experimental results and relate them to critical transport parameters.