Forward current propagation beyond the virtual cathode formed by a high injection current

Citation
Hs. Uhm et al., Forward current propagation beyond the virtual cathode formed by a high injection current, APPL PHYS L, 79(7), 2001, pp. 913-915
Citations number
11
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Apllied Physucs/Condensed Matter/Materiales Science
Journal title
APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS
ISSN journal
0003-6951 → ACNP
Volume
79
Issue
7
Year of publication
2001
Pages
913 - 915
Database
ISI
SICI code
0003-6951(20010813)79:7<913:FCPBTV>2.0.ZU;2-O
Abstract
A virtual cathode is formed in a cavity, if the injection current from the diode exceeds the critical current. The propagation properties of the forwa rd current beyond the virtual cathode are investigated. It is shown that th e forward current increases significantly as the diode gap distance L-CA in creases, although the injection current from the diode decreases drasticall y. Experimental data agree well with theoretical results obtained analytica lly. (C) 2001 American Institute of Physics.