• Winfried Mönch
Part of the Perspectives in Condensed Matter Physics book series (PCMP, volume 4)


In 1874, Braun first reported on the rectifying properties of contacts between metals and metal sulfidesR1. Power rectifiers, using selenium and cupreous oxide, and crystal rectifiers, made by pressing fine metal wires onto, for example, lead sulfide crystals were fabricated and applied in the fast growing electronic industries already at the beginning of the present century. This technical development is marked by patents issued in 19251and 19042, respectively.


Barrier Height Interface State Slope Parameter Depletion Layer Schottky Diode 
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  • Winfried Mönch
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  1. 1.Universität DuisburgGermany

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