NEGATIVE CONDUCTIVITY IN SOLID STATE AVALANCHE DIODES
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB
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A new and useful parameter sigma for avalanche diodes is obtained which possesses the properties associated with negative conductivity. It is shown how sigma unifies the description of various aspects of device behavior such as diode impedance Z, total current, and the effect of device radius on performance. A greatly simplified, approximate formula for Z is obtained, in terms of sigma, which predicts reasonably well the significant trends, zero- crossings, and peaks.
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