PN Junction Theory and Modeling

By Dragica Vasileska

Arizona State University

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This set of lecture notes is intended to help students learn the basics of PN junction theory and modeling. The following topics are covered: equilibrium analysis of step junctions and linearly-graded junctions, ideal current-voltage (I-V) characteristics, generation and recombination currents in non-ideal diodes, and the numerical analysis of PN junctions.

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  • Dragica Vasileska (2005), "PN Junction Theory and Modeling,"

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