Accession Number : ADA181703
Title : Investigation of the Electron Transport Properties That Initiate Second Breakdown.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. Dec 83-May 85,
Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM
Personal Author(s) : Snyder,Mark
PDF Url : ADA181703
Report Date : Apr 1987
Pagination or Media Count : 95
Abstract : This paper shows that the phenomenon known as second breakdown is an unstable transition from single carrier, space charge limited current to double carrier injection. This conclusion is based on analysis is showing the transition from single to double carrier injection is inherently unstable on thermodynamic grounds and leads to current filament formation; the primary phenomena associated with second breakdown. Keywords: Second breakdown; Failure mechanisms; Semiconductor.
Descriptors : *BREAKDOWN(ELECTRONIC THRESHOLD), *ELECTRON TRANSPORT, *FAILURE(ELECTRONICS), SEMICONDUCTORS, FILAMENTS, INJECTION, SPACE CHARGE, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES
Subject Categories : Solid State Physics
Electricity and Magnetism
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE