Leo Esaki

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Leo Esaki
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Leo Esaki in 1959
Born (1925-03-12) 12 Mairch 1925 (age 95)[1]
Osaka, Japan
NaitionalityJapanese
Kent forelectron tunnelin, Esaki diode
AwairdsAsahi Prize (1959)
Stuart Ballantine Medal (1961)
Japan Academy Prize (1965)
Nobel Prize in Pheesics (1973)
Harold Pender Awaird (1989)
IEEE Medal o Honour (1991)
Japan Prize (1998)[1]
Scientific career
FieldsApplee'd pheesics

Reona Esaki (江崎 玲於奈 Esaki Reona, born March 12, 1925), an aa kent as Leo Esaki, is a Japanese pheesicist wha shared the Nobel Prize in Pheesics in 1973 wi Ivar Giaever an Brian David Josephson for his discovery o the phenomenon o electron tunnelin. He is kent for his invention o the Esaki diode, which exploitit that phenomenon. This resairch wis duin when he wis wi Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo (nou kent as Sony). He haes an aa contreibutit in bein a pioneer o the semiconductor superlattices.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Dr. Leo Esaki. japanprize.jp