While applications for diodes operating under forward bias have been researched extensively, the useful application in reverse bias mode is relatively unexplored. Resistance modulation in avalanche mode offers new possibility for utilization. The purpose of this experiment is to characterize a diode utilizing a differential negative resistance (DNR) scheme showing a decrease in current with an increase in voltage.
Journal of the Microelectronic Engineering Conference: Vol. 7
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholarworks.rit.edu/ritamec/vol7/iss1/2