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ERIC Number: EJ827974
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Estimating p-n Diode Bulk Parameters, Bandgap Energy and Absolute Zero by a Simple Experiment
Ocaya, R. O.; Dejene, F. B.
European Journal of Physics, v28 n1 p85-91 Jan 2007
This paper presents a straightforward but interesting experimental method for p-n diode characterization. The method differs substantially from many approaches in diode characterization by offering much tighter control over the temperature and current variables. The method allows the determination of important diode constants such as temperature coefficient of voltage, bandgap and indicates the existence of a unique temperature, hypothesized to be absolute zero, at which the voltage-temperature characteristics of the diode converge under different constant diode currents. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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