Comparing the Operation of p-i-n vs. p-n Junction Diodes Using PN Junction Lab in ABACUS

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In this activity, students use the PN Junction Lab simulation tool in ABACUS on nanoHUB to simulate different p-i-n or p-n diode structures.  Plots of hole concentration and electric field as a function of position, along with the gand structure with and without applied bias, will be simulated and used to evaluate the operation of these diodes. 

This activity is adapted from an assignment used in MSE304 at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne.

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  • André Schleife; Materials Science and Engineering at Illinois (2017), "Comparing the Operation of p-i-n vs. p-n Junction Diodes Using PN Junction Lab in ABACUS," http://nanohub.org/resources/27113.

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