Titanium dioxide rectifiers

R.G. Breckenridge, W.R. Hosler
1952 Journal of research of the National Bureau of Standards  
A new type of metal rectifier is described which utilizes a film of semiconducting titanium dioxide produced on titanium metal. These rectifiers, which have been prepared either by a two-step process involving a heating of the metal in oxygen followed by a reduction of the oxide in hydrogen or by a single heating of the metal in water vapor, are shown to have properties comparing favorably with existing types, particularly for high temperature applications. The properties of the units in regard
more » ... the units in regard to the nature of the counter electrode, and relation to theories of rectification are discussed.
doi:10.6028/jres.049.009 fatcat:suvhf4ujv5fmhizl5dy7q53zhu