I kind of stumbled into a debate, and while I saw some obvious flaws, it went into thermophysics, solid state, and quantum, which are areas that I didn't study in much depth.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Here's a quote that I wonder if you folks could help me out with:

"A 1-dimensional superlattice is a basic definition of a computer processor. As far as the electrons are concerned, it's just one long squiggle of N and P junctions that electricity flows through in only one direction. It's a 2-dimensional construct existing in a 3D space, but the quantum effect that makes it all work occurs in only 1 dimension."

I can't make sense of this. I haven't done much in the way of IC design and whatnot, but I don't recognize superlattices as being a part of the design. To be perfectly honest, I don't even know what a superlattice is beyond a textbook definition, and I don't understand how one (or anything outside of string theory or some other exotic situation, for that matter) can be one-dimensional. Am I missing something obvious, or is this statement the work of a crackpot?

Thanks for your help.

**Physics Forums - The Fusion of Science and Community**

Dismiss Notice

Join Physics Forums Today!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# 1-dimensional superlattice?

Loading...

Similar Threads for dimensional superlattice | Date |
---|---|

Meaning of "quasi-two-dimensional structure" of cuperates | Sep 15, 2015 |

Mobility of 2D material, sigma=N*e*mu with N surface density | Mar 9, 2015 |

Graphene Superlattices & Kronig-Penney model | Feb 14, 2015 |

1 dimensional crystal at rest, a nucleus emits gamma ray of energy E, | Sep 17, 2014 |

One dimensional diatomic lattice oscillations | Feb 12, 2014 |

**Physics Forums - The Fusion of Science and Community**