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Skin effect in microwave semiconductor diodes

Skin effect in microwave semiconductor diodes

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It is commonly assumed that the skin effect is the cause of an increase in the series resistance of a semiconductor diode at microwave frequencies. This letter presents some simple theoretical calculations which show that the validity of such an assumption is highly doubtful.

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