Soviet Physics Journal

, Volume 10, Issue 6, pp 34–36 | Cite as

The effect of an anisotropic pressure on the reverse currents and the lifetime of minority carriers in germanium diodes

  • V. I. Gaman
  • V. F. Agafonnikoy
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Abstract

The effect of pressure on the reverse currents, the lifetime of minority carriers and the charging capacitance of fused germanium diodes is considered. The p-n junctions are arranged in the (111) crystallographic plane. It is established that the reverse current increases rapidly with increased pressure. The lifetime of minority carriers falls by a factor of 1.5 to 2 up to a pressure of 3 · 109 dyne/cm2 and the charging capacitance increases. Starting from a pressure of 3 · · 109 dyne/cm2 the lifetime of minority carriers increases and the charging capacitance is reduced to a particular constant value. A qualitative explanation of the dependence of τe, Cj and Irev is given.

Keywords

Germanium Current Increase Minority Carrier Crystallographic Plane Capacitance Increase 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. I. Gaman
    • 1
  • V. F. Agafonnikoy
    • 1
  1. 1.Kuznetsov Siberian Physicotechnical InstituteUSSR

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