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The field emission and the thermionic field emission current density flowing through the barrier can be written as 2qh kx "It = m* f (2,n-)3f(E)Tt(Ex) d3-~' (25) where f ( E ) = {1 + e x p [ ( E - Er)/k~T]} -l is the F e r m i - D i r a c distribution function, E is the total energy of the electron, k~ and E~ are the wave vector and associated energy in the tunneling direction, and T, is the tunneling probability. Converting the integration in the k-space to that for energy, one obtains qm* J, = 2-g -h 3 f / ( e ) r, ( e, E ~) dE dE ~ , (26) where E• is the energy associated with the momentum perpendicular to the direction of tunneling (or transverse momentum), given by E l = E E~.

26. SEMICONDUCTOR HOMO JUNCTIONS 43 where o- is the impact ionization cross-section (24). After using Eq. (36) to change the integration variable from t to w in Eq. ( 3 5 ) w e integrate Eq. (35). Then using Vbi = w 2 e n / 2 e and the expression for the voltage across the diode with the approximation w - w i << w i we obtain the following equation for i v and t: Airt C Ae(w - - w2en W i ) ( C Jr- CL) =ED+ ( D -- w i ) o - C C L Vo + ~ 2E (37) The injection current density is given by a modified ( 9 4 ) RichardsonDushman equation j = A * T 2 exp kT ' where A is the interracial workfunction at the n +-n interface ( 9 4 ) and F is the field at the n + - n interface.

Also the impact-ionization cross-section ois taken as a constant. 0 FIG. 29. The variation of IPTI with (a) diode area and (b) load capacitance for the same parameters as in Fig. 28. The large rise in the IPTIs for (a) is caused by the discharge of the input capacitor at low currents. Decreasing the input capacitor decreases the area at which this rise occurs. After Ref. (93). where A + (ed/D)(Vj(0) = A*T2exp( - Vo) ] kT ] and To = 2ekT/edDnoj(O). ~0~ ~ <:D ,,~ ,%,0"-" ~0t ~ ~ . s,~... ,d q; Q" FIG.