A simple approximation for the current-voltage characteristics of high-power, relativistic diodes
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. Lastly, 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.
- Publication Date:
- Report Number(s):
- LA-UR-16-22699
Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748; RSINAK
- Grant/Contract Number:
- AC52-06NA25396
- Type:
- Accepted Manuscript
- Journal Name:
- Review of Scientific Instruments
- Additional Journal Information:
- Journal Volume: 87; Journal Issue: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748
- Publisher:
- American Institute of Physics (AIP)
- Research Org:
- Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
- Sponsoring Org:
- USDOE
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- Language:
- English
- Subject:
- 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS
- OSTI Identifier:
- 1258623
Ekdahl, Carl. A simple approximation for the current-voltage characteristics of high-power, relativistic diodes. United States: N. p.,
Web. doi:10.1063/1.4953654.
Ekdahl, Carl. A simple approximation for the current-voltage characteristics of high-power, relativistic diodes. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4953654.
Ekdahl, Carl. 2016.
"A simple approximation for the current-voltage characteristics of high-power, relativistic diodes". United States.
doi:10.1063/1.4953654. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1258623.
@article{osti_1258623,
title = {A simple approximation for the current-voltage characteristics of high-power, relativistic diodes},
author = {Ekdahl, Carl},
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. Lastly, 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 = {2016},
month = {6}
}