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On the Concentration of Space Charge in the Vicinity of an Insulating Surface


Cassen, Benedict (1928) On the Concentration of Space Charge in the Vicinity of an Insulating Surface. Master's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/0ZMV-EQ71.


The purpose of this investigation is the determination of the order of magnitude of the highest densities of space charge experimentally producible in the immediate vicinity of an insulating surface. The first section of the paper is a theoretical analysis of the problem while the second section describes some simple experiments undertaken in order to obtain the necessary data to get a numerical answer for some particular insulating surfaces.

Item Type:Thesis (Master's thesis)
Subject Keywords:Physics
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Physics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
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Thesis Committee:
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Defense Date:1 January 1928
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-02282005-111004
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ID Code:802
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Deposited On:03 Mar 2005
Last Modified:03 Oct 2019 23:02

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