Accession Number:

AD0613514

Title:

ON THE OBSERVATIONS OF TRANSIENT SPACECHARGE-LIMITED CURRENTS IN INSULATORS,

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NORTH CAROLINA UNIV CHAPEL HILL

Report Date:

1962-03-23

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

The conditions for the observation of space-chargelimited SCL transient current pulses in insulators are examined. A parameter alpha 2t sub tautau t sub tau space-charge-free transit time and tauresponse time of the circuit is defined, whose value determines the extent to which the pulses are distorted from their ideal shape. For alpha100, the pulses are undistorted. For 20alpha100, the pulse shape becomes distorted from the ideal case and for alpha20, pulses begin to be indistinguishable. It is shown that carrier transport in any insulator may be investigated by transient SCL current measurements provided that trapping is not too severe and that ohmic contact formation either transient or steadystate is possible. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE