Arrington, John Lindsey, II
Menneken, Carl E.
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A survey of the high inverse voltage germanium rectifier or germanium varistor. The history of the development of this unit during the war and earlier is covered. The theory of conduction and rectification as presently held is described from a qualitative viewpoint. The outstanding properties, both mechanical and electrical, and their dependence on the manufacturing techniques are investigated, These are later linked to the uses to which these units are or may be placed showing how they are affected.
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