A simple approximation for the currentvoltage characteristics of highpower, relativistic diodes
Abstract
A simple approximation for the currentvoltage characteristics of a relativistic electron diode is presented. The approximation is accurate from nonrelativistic 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.
 Authors:

 Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
 Publication Date:
 Research Org.:
 Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
 Sponsoring Org.:
 USDOE
 OSTI Identifier:
 1258623
 Report Number(s):
 LAUR1622699
Journal ID: ISSN 00346748; RSINAK
 Grant/Contract Number:
 AC5206NA25396
 Resource Type:
 Accepted Manuscript
 Journal Name:
 Review of Scientific Instruments
 Additional Journal Information:
 Journal Volume: 87; Journal Issue: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 00346748
 Publisher:
 American Institute of Physics (AIP)
 Country of Publication:
 United States
 Language:
 English
 Subject:
 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS
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Ekdahl, Carl. A simple approximation for the currentvoltage characteristics of highpower, relativistic diodes. United States: N. p., 2016.
Web. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4953654.
Ekdahl, Carl. A simple approximation for the currentvoltage characteristics of highpower, relativistic diodes. United States. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4953654
Ekdahl, Carl. Fri .
"A simple approximation for the currentvoltage characteristics of highpower, relativistic diodes". United States. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4953654. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1258623.
@article{osti_1258623,
title = {A simple approximation for the currentvoltage characteristics of highpower, relativistic diodes},
author = {Ekdahl, Carl},
abstractNote = {A simple approximation for the currentvoltage characteristics of a relativistic electron diode is presented. The approximation is accurate from nonrelativistic 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}
}
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