High current bias mode of a rectifying contact
A dc voltage applied to a PN junction semiconductor so that the positive terminal of the voltage source connects to the P-type material and the negative terminal to the N-type material. It produces forward current in the circuit.
The application of a voltage to produce current flow in only one direction across the junction of a transistor.
A P-N junction bias which allows current to flow through the junction. Forward bias decreases the resistance of the depletion layer.
Bias voltage applied to a semiconductor PN junction in the direction that causes electrons to flow from the n-type (cathode) to the p-type (anode) regions.
also called forward voltage.
a voltage placed across a junction in the forward direction. When a junction is forward biased to a sufficiently high voltage, current will flow.
A potential used to reduce the resistance of a pn junction.
An external voltage that is applied to a PN junction in the conducting direction so that the junction offers only minimum resistance to the flow of current. Conduction is accomplished by majority current carriers (holes in P-type material; electrons in N-type material).