Accession Number:

AD0262807

Title:

DIODES, CLIPPER AND HOLD-OFF, HIGH VOLTAGE (10-20 KV)

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TRW SEMICONDUCTORS INC LAWNDALE CALIF

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Report Date:

1961-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Emphasis was placed on the investigation and evaluation of the recovery characteristics of single and multiple junction diodes for clipper diode application. The diode design problem was analyzed from the standpoint of both junction design theory and technological limitations. Considerable effort was expended in experimental testing and in making empirical correlation with individual and series-connected silicon junction design characteristics. In practice, there is a technological limitation with regard to forward recovery for clipper diodes meeting the basic dc electrical characteristics. This limit appears to be of the order of .5 microseconds for diffused junction diodes. However, recovery time measurements depend upon the test circuit, test conditions, and definition of recovery time. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE