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High Ideality Schottky Barrier Diodes Disclosure Number: IPCOM000068708D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

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Gniewek, JJ Reith, TM Sullivan, MJ White, JF [+details]


There are specific circuit applications which can make very efficient use of a Schottky barrier diode (SBD) device with a high ideality. High ideality SBDs are characterized by a very low voltage drop at low currents and quite high voltage drops at high currents. (The ideality, N, is simply the slope of the 1n I(f)-V(f) curve normalized to kT/q.)