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NP Junction: Short-Base Depletion Approximation

By Nahil Sobh1, Mohamed Mohamed1

1. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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This model is valid under the assumption that the width of the p-region is sufficiently small so that injected minority carriers diffuse to the metal contact before recombining with majority carriers. ( Depletion Width


For full details please see Chapter 5 of Streetman's and Banerjee's book " Solid State and Electronic Devices " Sixth Edition.

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  • Nahil Sobh; Mohamed Mohamed (2014), "NP Junction: Short-Base Depletion Approximation," (DOI: 10.4231/D3N00ZS8S).

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