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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Tunnel junction: Semiconductor junction where electricity flows as if through metal
An LED is a semiconductor junction diode, and its performance seldom deteriorates and deviates over its life.
The construction of schottky diode is very different from conventional p-n junction in that a metal semiconductor junction is created.
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