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Theory of PN Diodes

By Dragica Vasileska

Arizona State University

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This set of slides is intended to explain the operation of a PN diode to students. The following topics will be covered: ideal diodes, non-idealities in the behavior of diodes, such as generation-recombination mechanisms and the breakdown of diodes, the operation of a PN diode in an AC circuit.

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