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Breakdown of transistors in Marx bank circuit
Published in Elsevier Science Ltd, Exeter
Volume: 44
Issue: 9
Pages: 1679 - 1684
We reconsider the mode of operation of a Marx bank circuit and analyze the secondary breakdown of transistors with shorted emitter-base. The mechanism of breakdown of the transistor when a fast rising voltage pulse is applied across is investigated. The device exhibits chaotic behavior at the breakdown point where it can go into two possible modes of breakdown. A new explanation for the working of the circuit consistent with the experimental observations is proposed.
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