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