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In electronics, a diode is a two-terminal electronic component that conducts electric current in only one direction. The term usually refers to a semiconductor diode, the most common type today. This is a crystalline piece of semiconductor material connected to two electrical terminals. A p–n junction is formed by joining p-type and n-type semiconductors together in very close contact. The term junction refers to the boundary interface where the two regions of the semiconductor meet. If they were constructed of two separate pieces this would introduce a grain boundary, so p–n junctions are created in a single crystal of semiconductor by doping.

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  1. Illinois ECE 440 Solid State Electronic Devices, Lecture 24: Narrow-base P-N Diode

    07 Mar 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Eric Pop

    http://nanohub.org/resources/8618

  2. Illinois ECE 440 Solid State Electronic Devices, Lecture 21: P-N Diode Breakdown

    07 Mar 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Eric Pop

    http://nanohub.org/resources/8630

  3. Illinois ECE 440 Solid State Electronic Devices, Lecture 20: P-N Diode in Reverse Bias

    18 Nov 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Eric Pop

    Recap diode (forward, zero, reverse) bias diagrams. Recap some of the equations. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ECE 440: Solid State Electronic Devices

    http://nanohub.org/resources/7690

  4. Illinois ECE 440 Solid State Electronic Devices, Lecture 19: Current Flow in P-N Diode

    28 Oct 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Eric Pop

    Last time, we talked about unbiased p-n junction. Today: biased (Vext ≠ 0) p-n junction & current flow University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ECE 440: Solid State Electronic Devices

    http://nanohub.org/resources/7677

  5. Illinois ECE 440 Solid State Electronic Devices, Lecture 18: P-N Diode Electrostatics

    22 Oct 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Eric Pop

    Last time, we talked about p-n junction built-in voltage V¬0. Today: more about p-n electrostatics. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ECE 440: Solid State Electronic Devices

    http://nanohub.org/resources/7612

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