Leo Esaki

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Leo Esaki
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Leo Esaki in 1959
Born (1925-03-12) 12 Mairch 1925 (age 94)[1]
Osaka, Japan
Naitionality Japanese
Kent for electron tunnelin, Esaki diode
Awairds Asahi 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
Fields Applee'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