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Title: A simple approximation for the current-voltage characteristics of high-power, relativistic diodes

Abstract

A simple approximation for the current-voltage characteristics of a relativistic electron diode is presented. The approximation is accurate from non-relativistic through relativistic electron energies. Although it is empirically developed, it has many of the fundamental properties of the exact diode solutions. The approximation is simple enough to be remembered and worked on almost any pocket calculator, so it has proven to be quite useful on the laboratory floor.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22597967
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 87; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: (c) 2016 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; APPROXIMATIONS; CALCULATORS; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; ELECTRONS; RELATIVISTIC RANGE

Citation Formats

Ekdahl, Carl, E-mail: cekdahl@lanl.gov. A simple approximation for the current-voltage characteristics of high-power, relativistic diodes. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4953654.
Ekdahl, Carl, E-mail: cekdahl@lanl.gov. A simple approximation for the current-voltage characteristics of high-power, relativistic diodes. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4953654.
Ekdahl, Carl, E-mail: cekdahl@lanl.gov. Wed . "A simple approximation for the current-voltage characteristics of high-power, relativistic diodes". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4953654.
@article{osti_22597967,
title = {A simple approximation for the current-voltage characteristics of high-power, relativistic diodes},
author = {Ekdahl, Carl, E-mail: cekdahl@lanl.gov},
abstractNote = {A simple approximation for the current-voltage characteristics of a relativistic electron diode is presented. The approximation is accurate from non-relativistic through relativistic electron energies. Although it is empirically developed, it has many of the fundamental properties of the exact diode solutions. The approximation is simple enough to be remembered and worked on almost any pocket calculator, so it has proven to be quite useful on the laboratory floor.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4953654},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 6,
volume = 87,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jun 15 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Wed Jun 15 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}