Low current bias mode of a rectifying contact
A dc voltage applied to a PN junction so that the positive terminal of the voltage source connects to the N-type material and the negative terminal to the P-type material. It produces reverse current in the circuit.
Descriptive of a diode connected to a battery so that it does not conduct.
An external voltage applied to a diode or semiconductor junction to reduce the flow of electrons across the junction. Also called BACK BIAS.
Bias on a PN junction that allows only leakage current (minority carriers) to flow. Positive polarity on the n-type material and negative polarity to the p-type material.
A potential that causes apn junction to have extermely high resistance.