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Truth about diodes

Discussion in 'Electronics Homework Help' started by vjee, May 25, 2011.

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  1. vjee

    vjee

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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??
     
  2. davenn

    davenn Moderator

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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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