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):

Report Date:

1987-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

95.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Solid State Physics
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE