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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.

Learn more about quantum dots from the many resources on this site, listed below. More information on PN Diode can be found here.

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  1. How exactly PN junction works?

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    I know the conventional explanation that electrons moves from n- side and holes from p-side etc but i know that holes is nothing but the absence of electron. So i want to know the working of...

    http://nanohub.org/answers/question/1341

  2. REGARDING SRH MODEL OF RECOMBINATION

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    IS THERE ANY SIMULATOR WHICH CAN BE USED TO DISPLAY SRH MODEL

    http://nanohub.org/answers/question/355

  3. Basic operation of a PN diode - Theoretical exercise

    02 Aug 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck

    These exercises help the students better understand the operation of conventional, p+n and short diode.www.eas.asu.edu/~vasileskNSF

    http://nanohub.org/resources/5177

  4. Drift-Diffusion Modeling and Numerical Implementation Details

    01 Jun 2010 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska

    This tutorial describes the constitutive equations for the drift-diffusion model and implementation details such as discretization and numerical solution of the algebraic equations that result...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/9092

  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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Nanotechnology Animation Gallery

    22 Apr 2010 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Saumitra Raj Mehrotra, Gerhard Klimeck

    Animations and visualization are generated with various nanoHUB.org tools to enable insight into nanotechnology and nanoscience. Click on image for detailed description and larger image download....

    http://nanohub.org/resources/8882

  11. Neutron Induced Fission Betavoltaic Battery

    11 Apr 2012 | Papers | Contributor(s): Marvin Tan

    A betavoltaic battery having layers of fissile radioisotopes 8, moderating material 7, beta-decaying radioisotopes 6, and semiconductor diode 4 & 5 adjacently stacked one above another, is...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/13784

  12. Numerical solution of the Drift-Diffusion Equations for a diode

    01 Jun 2010 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska

    This material describes the implementation and also gives the source code for the numerical solution of the Drift-Diffusion equations for a PN Diode. The code can be easily generalized for any 2D...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/9098

  13. Physical and Analytical Description of the Operation of a PN Diode

    01 Jun 2010 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska

    A detailed physical and analytical description of the operation of PN diodes is given. vasileska.faculty.asu.edu NSF

    http://nanohub.org/resources/9094

  14. PN Diode Exercise: Graded Junction

    06 Jul 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck

    An exercise in determining the preferred approach to solving the Poisson equation.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/4898

  15. PN Diode Exercise: Series Resistance

    06 Jul 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck

    An exercise in determining the series resistance in a PN diode.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/4894

  16. PN junction in forward bias

    17 Apr 2010 | Animations | Contributor(s): Saumitra Raj Mehrotra, Gerhard Klimeck

    A PN junction is formed by joining p-type and n-type doped semiconductors together in very close contact. The p- and n-type semiconductors are conducting because of the available free carriers....

    http://nanohub.org/resources/8797

  17. PN Junction Lab Exercise: Non-Idealities in a PN Diode

    24 Jun 2009 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck

    This exercise explores the behavior of a non-ideal diode in which the generation-recombination mechanisms in the depletion region, high levels of injection, and series resistance effects can...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/6979

  18. PN Junction Lab Exercise: Short vs. Long Diode

    24 Jun 2009 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck

    This exercise examines the behavior of short vs. long diodes.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/6981

  19. Solve a Challenge for a PN Diode

    08 Jun 2010 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck

    This is SOLVE A CHALLENGE PROBLEM for pn-diodes.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/9140

  20. Theory of PN Diodes

    23 Jun 2009 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska

    This set of slides is intended to explain the operation of a PN diode to students.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/6963

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