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Zener Diodes

January 18, 2014 Leave a comment


There are two physical mechanisms that can produce this behavior in the breakdown region. One is the Zener effect in which the large electric field in the depletion region causes electrons to be removed from the covalent bonds in the silicon.

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Categories: 4.DEVICES, Diode


May 13, 2013 Leave a comment

Chapter Outline

  1. The Ideal Diode
  2. Terminal Characteristics of Junction Diodes
  3. Modeling the Diode Forward Characteristics
  4. Operation in the Reverse Breakdown Region – Zener Diodes
  5. Rectifier Circuits
  6. Limiting and Clamping Circuits

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Categories: 4.DEVICES, Diode