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Stacked switchable element and diode combination with a low breakdown switchable element

United States Patent

June 19, 2012
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A device (10) comprises a semiconductor diode (12) and a switchable element (14) positioned in stacked adjacent relationship. The semiconductor diode (12) and the switchable element (14) are electrically connected in series with one another. The switchable element (14) is switchable from a low-conductance state to a high-conductance state in response to the application of a low-density forming current and/or a low voltage.
Wang; Qi (Littleton, CO), Ward; James Scott (Englewood, CO), Hu; Jian (Englewood, CO), Branz; Howard M. (Boulder, CO)
Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO)
10/ 555,766
May 8, 2003
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC36-99GO10337 between the U.S. Department of Energy and the Midwest Research Institute.