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diode

[dī′od]
1 an electron tube or x-ray tube having a cathode and an anode.
2 an electrical device that has a higher conductance for current flowing in one direction than for current flowing in the opposite direction.

di·ode

(dī'ōd)
A bipolar device that permits a flow of electrons in only one direction.
Synonym(s): silicone diode.
[di- + -ode fr. anode, cathode]

diode

a piece of equipment with two terminals which carries electrical current in one direction only.
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Once the minority carrier charge is removed, the PN junction moves to its nonconductive state (e.
PN junction varactors are based on the variation of the PN depletion capacitance when the reverse bias voltage is varied.
The variation of the capacitance in the varactor is similar to the one encountered in the depletion zone of a PN junction.
9] By adjusting the number of stacks, the breakdown voltage per PN junction, and the diode area, the performance in power and efficiency for these ISIS diodes may be optimized for a particular frequency multiplier application.
The Generation 5 SiC diodes use a new compact chip design, realized by merged pn junction engineering in the Schottky cell-field.
Semiconductor Module--This module enables the detailed analysis of semiconductor device operations at the fundamental physics level allowing for the modeling of PN junctions, bipolar transistors, MOSFETs, MESFETs, thyristors, and Schottky diodes.
In contrast to the broad-area signature associated with latch-up, junctions undergoing avalanche breakdown, where pn junctions are subjected to excessive reverse-bias voltages, have a different signature.
The most common failure is due to any excessive current across these components, leading to heat build-up across the PN junctions.
Equilibrium majority carrier concentration of real pn junctions is very close to concentration of impurity, consequently, the injection level of holes and electrons kp and [k.
It employs a single crystal of a semiconductor, such as germanium or silicon, in which two closely spaced pn junctions are formed.