p-n junction diode – formation, biasing circuit & curve

In the first two articles, we learned the basic things about semiconductor materials. Now, we have entered into the applications of Semiconductors. Semiconductor materials are used to develop many electronic devices. A p-n junction diode is one of those. In this article, I’m going to discuss the formation, characteristics curves, depletion layer, potential barrier, bias … Read more

Applications of Zener diode as voltage regulator

We already discussed the Semiconductor material and a semiconductor device p-n junction diode. From the latter one, we became to know that a normal P-N junction diode cannot operate at high reverse bias voltage because of the breakdown in diodes. To operate at high reverse bias voltage, a diode is to be designed in a … Read more