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Solid-state overvoltage protection devices, preferably formed of deposited thin film, chalcogenide, threshold switching materials, typically include at least one elongated current conduction path through an elongated cross-sectional area of the threshold switching material. The cross-sectional area is formed with a length far exceeding the effective width thereof for distributing the transient current produced by overvoltage conditions over a relatively large area. In this manner, the concentration of localized heating effects can be avoided.

Title
Thin film overvoltage protection devices
Application Number
899446
Publication Number
4809044
Application Date
November 26, 1986
Publication Date
February 28, 1989
Inventor
Stanford R Ovshinsky
Bloomfield Hills
MI, US
Napoleon P Formigoni
Birmingham
MI, US
Roger W Pryor
Bloomfield Hills
MI, US
Agent
Richard M Goldman
Marvin S Siskind
Assignee
Energy Conversion Devices
MI, US
IPC
H01L 29/86
H01L 29/46
H01L 29/44
H01L 45/00
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