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Cryogenic Operation of Silicon Power Devices

Part of the book series: Power Electronics and Power Systems (PEPS)

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    • Ranbir Singh, B. Jayant Baliga
    Pages 1-10
  3. Temperature Dependence of Silicon Properties

    • Ranbir Singh, B. Jayant Baliga
    Pages 11-24
  4. Schottky Barrier Diodes

    • Ranbir Singh, B. Jayant Baliga
    Pages 25-35
  5. P-I-N Diode

    • Ranbir Singh, B. Jayant Baliga
    Pages 37-48
  6. Power Bipolar Transistors

    • Ranbir Singh, B. Jayant Baliga
    Pages 49-63
  7. Power Mosfets

    • Ranbir Singh, B. Jayant Baliga
    Pages 65-81
  8. Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors

    • Ranbir Singh, B. Jayant Baliga
    Pages 83-94
  9. Power Junction Field Effect Transistors

    • Ranbir Singh, B. Jayant Baliga
    Pages 95-103
  10. Asymmetric Field Controlled Thyristors

    • Ranbir Singh, B. Jayant Baliga
    Pages 105-115
  11. Thyristors

    • Ranbir Singh, B. Jayant Baliga
    Pages 117-126
  12. Synopsis

    • Ranbir Singh, B. Jayant Baliga
    Pages 127-135
  13. Back Matter

    Pages 137-148

About this book

The advent of low temperature superconductors in the early 1960's converted what had been a laboratory curiosity with very limited possibilities to a prac­ tical means of fabricating electrical components and devices with lossless con­ ductors. Using liquid helium as a coolant, the successful construction and operation of high field strength magnet systems, alternators, motors and trans­ mission lines was announced. These developments ushered in the era of what may be termed cryogenic power engineering and a decade later successful oper­ ating systems could be found such as the 5 T saddle magnet designed and built in the United States by the Argonne National Laboratory and installed on an experimental power generating facility at the High Temperature Institute in Moscow, Russia. The field of digital computers provided an incentive of a quite different kind to operate at cryogenic temperatures. In this case, the objective was to ob­ tain higher switching speeds than are possible at ambient temperatures with the critical issue being the operating characteristics of semiconductor switches under cryogenic conditions. By 1980, cryogenic electronics was established as another branch of electric engineering.

Keywords

  • Diode
  • JFET
  • MOSFET
  • Thyristor
  • control
  • diodes
  • environment
  • material
  • model
  • tables
  • transistor

Authors and Affiliations

  • Power Semiconductor Research Center, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA

    Ranbir Singh, B. Jayant Baliga

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