Zener Diode
Zener-Breakdown
Avalanche Breakdown
Avalanche Breakdown

What is Avalanche Breakdown?

What is Avalanche Breakdown? Avalanche breakdown is caused by the impact ionization of electron-hole pairs. When applying a high electric field, carriers gain kinetic energy and generate additional electron-hole pairs through impact ionization. As the...
Zener Diode for Wave Shaping

Zener Diode for Wave Shaping

Zener Diode for Wave Shaping Zener diodes are also used to convert sine wave into the almost square wave. For this, A circuit is arranged as shown in diagram 1. During positive as well as...
Application of Zener Diodes

Zener Diode for Meter Protection

Zener Diode For Meter Protection Zener Diodes are generally employed in multimeters to protect the meter movement against damage for accidental overloads. For the protection of the meter, the zener diode is connected in parallel with...
Zener-Breakdown

What is Zener Breakdown?

Quantum mechanical tunneling of carriers through the bandgap is the dominant breakdown mechanism for the highly doped p-n junction. In zener breakdown mechanism, the electric field becomes as high as { 10 }^{ 7 } V/m in...
Zener Diode

What is Zener Diode?

Zener diode in a nutshell Some junction diodes are developed for different applications. The Zener diode is also a special type of junction diode. It was invented by Clarence Melvin Zener. It is a special...