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A bipolar device that permits a flow of electrons in only one direction.
Synonym(s): silicone diode.
[di- + -ode fr. anode, cathode]
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Yu has established a three-dimensional model of thermoelectric monocouples composed of single PN junctions on ANSYS and studied the effect of different insulating filler and height of finned heat exchanger on temperature of H/C side in thermoelectric unicouple and output voltage [67].
Now, after the PN junction reached the steady state, in time [t.sub.0], it comes to the change of voltage polarity of the pulse source from [V.sub.F] to [V.sub.R].
The simulation tool presented this article has been designed for the estimation of resistance and capacitance of PN junction varactors.
The nanostructured window layer could produce antireflection and light-trapping effect, while at the same time maintaining the pn junction quality and blocking the minority carriers from being recombined at the surface [6].
Qin et al., "GaN nanorod schottky and pn junction diodes," Nano Letters, vol.
The HgCdTe planar pn junction PV detector was grown by MBE on GaAs substrate with a buffer layer of CdTe.
In conclusion, we calculated the dependence of electric field on the TPAC and the output intensity in pn junction photodiode.
The NMOS model, according to the received optimization results, showed that in the manufacture of nano-structures it is not enough to optimize factors according to a single given output value y because when changing the input parameters, other parameters of structures output are changing (pn junction depth, parasitic capacities etc.).
Of the several methods available,[5] the reverse recovery technique is most commonly used in the industry to evaluate the minority-carrier lifetime in pn junction devices.[6] A switching circuit is shown in Figure 1.