Accession Number : ADA188027

Title :   The Pierce Diode with an External Circuit. II. Non-Uniform Equilibria.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY ELECTRONICS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Lawson, William S

PDF Url : ADA188027

Report Date : 22 Jul 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : The non-uniform (non-linear) equilibria of the classical (short circuit) Pierce diode and the extended (series RLC external circuit) Pierce diode are described theoretically, and explored via computer simulation. It is found that most equilibria are correctly predicted by theory, but that the continuous set of equilibria of the classical Pierce diode at alpha = 2 pi are not observed. The stability characteristics of the non-uniform equilibria are also worked out, and are consistent with the simulations.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *SHORT CIRCUITS, CIRCUITS, EXTERNAL, STABILITY

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE