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Truth about diodes

vjee

May 25, 2011
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I'm not sure which one makes more sense to me,
1.Current flows from p to n when the diode is forward biased .
2.Electrons flow from from n to p when the diode is reversed biased.
I'm thinking 1 could be true. Am I on the right track??
 

davenn

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dont mix 2 methods ;)

ie. dont mix conventional current flow and electron flow you will only confuse yourself
stick to one or the other
because you mixed methods, the 2 statements you made actually mean the same thing and the diode is forward biassed and current flows

have a look at this wiki page ....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P-n_junction

cheers
Dave
 
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