Accession Number : ADA136537

Title :   The Physics of Second Breakdown.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 29 Oct 82-30 Sep 83,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s) : Snyder,M E

PDF Url : ADA136537

Report Date : Nov 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : This report details the phenomenology of Second Breakdown in semiconductor materials. This phenomenology is then investigated and explained in the light of solid state physics and known experimental results. The similarity between Second Breakdown and current controlled negative resistance is shown to lead to the conclusion that current and thermal mode breakdown is explained by plasma injection. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Solid state electronics, Failure(Electronics), Semiconductor devices, Electric fields, Breakdown(Electronic threshold)

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE