Publication detail

Application of Microplasma Noise Statistical Characteristics to Studying the PN Junction Heating in the Neighbourhood of Local Defects

RAŠKA, M. KOKTAVÝ, P.

Original Title

Application of Microplasma Noise Statistical Characteristics to Studying the PN Junction Heating in the Neighbourhood of Local Defects

English Title

Application of Microplasma Noise Statistical Characteristics to Studying the PN Junction Heating in the Neighbourhood of Local Defects

Type

journal article - other

Language

en

Original Abstract

Local avalanche breakdowns take place in the neighbourhood of PN junction local defects at sufficiently high reverse voltage. These breakdowns give rise to microplasma noise which is often characterized by current impulses whose inception time and duration time are random. The effective cross-section of the microplasma region being rather small, the current density may achieve a high value, which in turn can result in local heating of the micro-region and, consequently, the junction destruction. The present paper deals with the effect of the temperature on statistical characterics of microplasma noise. This effect is intended to be used for the local defect temperature determination based on these characteristic measurement results.

English abstract

Local avalanche breakdowns take place in the neighbourhood of PN junction local defects at sufficiently high reverse voltage. These breakdowns give rise to microplasma noise which is often characterized by current impulses whose inception time and duration time are random. The effective cross-section of the microplasma region being rather small, the current density may achieve a high value, which in turn can result in local heating of the micro-region and, consequently, the junction destruction. The present paper deals with the effect of the temperature on statistical characterics of microplasma noise. This effect is intended to be used for the local defect temperature determination based on these characteristic measurement results.

Keywords

Microplasma noise, PN junction, Avalanche breakdown, Statistical characteristic, Noise diagnostics

RIV year

2008

Released

02.04.2008

Publisher

WSEAS TRANSACTIONS on

Location

USA

Pages from

202

Pages to

207

Pages count

6

BibTex


@article{BUT48290,
  author="Michal {Raška} and Pavel {Koktavý}",
  title="Application of Microplasma Noise Statistical Characteristics to Studying the PN Junction Heating in the Neighbourhood of Local Defects",
  annote="Local avalanche breakdowns take place in the neighbourhood of PN junction local defects at sufficiently high reverse voltage. These breakdowns give rise to microplasma noise which is often characterized by current impulses whose inception time and duration time are random. The effective cross-section of the microplasma region being rather small, the current density may achieve a high value, which in turn can result in local heating of the micro-region and, consequently, the junction destruction. The present paper deals with the effect of the temperature on statistical characterics of microplasma noise. This effect is intended to be used for the local defect temperature determination based on these characteristic measurement results.",
  address="WSEAS TRANSACTIONS on",
  chapter="48290",
  institution="WSEAS TRANSACTIONS on",
  journal="WSEAS Transactions on Electronics",
  number="1",
  volume="4",
  year="2008",
  month="april",
  pages="202--207",
  publisher="WSEAS TRANSACTIONS on",
  type="journal article - other"
}