Applied Physics A

, Volume 38, Issue 1, pp 59–60 | Cite as

A protonic rectifier diode

  • J. J. Langer
Contributed Papers


A rectifier diode based on the protonicp -n junction has been constructed. The breakdown voltage of a single diode is 7 V and the turn-on voltage is close to 0 V.


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    Dowex-50 is a proton-donor and Dowex-1 is a proton-acceptor due to the properties of the -SO3H and -CH2N+(CH3)3OH groups, respectively. Both, are the products of the Dow Chemical Co.; see also J. J. Kirkland (ed.):Modern Practice of Liquid Chromatography (Wiley, New York 1971)Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. J. Langer
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of ChemistryAdam Mickiewicz UniversityPoznańPoland

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