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Shock Wave Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000094769D
Original Publication Date: 1965-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 21K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Gunn, JB: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A previous arrangement of the shock wave device has ohmic contacts to which the power source is connected. If the electric field across the semiconductor is above a threshold, an electrical shock wave propagates. For a constant voltage source, the voltage wave can be detected at any point along the semiconductor either by an ohmic contact pickup or capacitive pickup. A current wave is generated when the electrical shock wave arrives at the opposite terminal.

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Shock Wave Device

A previous arrangement of the shock wave device has ohmic contacts to which the power source is connected. If the electric field across the semiconductor is above a threshold, an electrical shock wave propagates. For a constant voltage source, the voltage wave can be detected at any point along the semiconductor either by an ohmic contact pickup or capacitive pickup. A current wave is generated when the electrical shock wave arrives at the opposite terminal.

If the source is constant current, the output is a voltage wave detectable across a load. If the electric field is below threshold but above a minimum, a pulse via the auxiliary electrode, capacitive or ohmic, initiates the shock wave which propagates.

Here, the source electrodes are capacitive. When the source voltage rises so rapidly that the displacement current exceeds the threshold current, the electrical shock wave propagates. The rest of the operation is as in the ohmic contact arrangement.

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