Peinke, J. and Parisi, J. and Röhricht, B. and Mayer, K. M. and Rau, U. and Clauß, W. and Hübener, R. P. and Jungwirt, G. and Prettl, Wilhelm
Classification of current instabilities during low-temperature breakdown in germanium.
Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing 48 (2), pp. 155-160.
We present experimental investigations on the spatio-temporal nonlinear current flow in the post-breakdown regime of p-germanium at liquid-helium temperatures. The basic nonlinear effects are characterized in terms of the underlying semiconductor physics, taking into account the influence of different experimental parameters.