p-n junction

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p-n junction

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(Electronics) electronics a boundary between a p-type and n-type semiconductor that functions as a rectifier and is used in diodes and junction transistors
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Noun1.p-n junction - the junction between a p-type semiconductor and an n-type semiconductor; "a p-n junction has marked rectifying characteristics"
tangency, contact - (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact; "they forget to solder the contacts"
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The absence of minority carriers at any appreciable level in schottky diode results in reverse recovery time of very low level as compared to p-n diode.
In order to describe the characteristics of the PIN diode, the conventional model uses the series combination of a P-N diode and a variable RF resistor.
With a forward voltage some 25% lower than standard p-n diode alternatives, the new SBR([R]) device has been designed to increase the efficiency of off-line LED drivers.