Electric Breakdown: Lightning Rod to Zener Diode
By John Plumb
Published: November 8, 2013.
An historical sketch of progress in the understanding of and uilization and prevention of electric breakdown. Gaseous and solid-state devices are covered. Material and device dimensions range from kilometers, as in the atmosphere, to nanometers, as in semiconductor devices. This book is intended for all electrical engineers and physicists, students and laypersons interested in physical science.