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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. 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:
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  1. 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):
LA-UR-16-22699
Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748; RSINAK
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource 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)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS

Citation Formats

Ekdahl, Carl. A simple approximation for the current-voltage characteristics of high-power, relativistic diodes. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4953654.
Ekdahl, Carl. A simple approximation for the current-voltage characteristics of high-power, relativistic diodes. United States. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4953654
Ekdahl, Carl. Fri . "A simple approximation for the current-voltage characteristics of high-power, 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 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}
}

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