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Electronic valve instabilities and Mode jumps

  title={Electronic valve instabilities and Mode jumps},
  author={Victor J. Law and Denis P. Dowling},
This article reviews the invention of the electronic valve (lightbulb, audion, diode, triode and magnetron) and their modern counterpart (diode sputter ion pump and the diode parallel-plate RIE reactor), in the period from the 1870’s to the 2016. Emphasis is given to the human nature of discovery, invention and patent filing and litigation, along with the fundamental physics and electrical engineering concepts applied within the inventions. The malfunction (mode jumps and instabilities) of the… 
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