Formation of depletion layer

Asked by kajalkumari2k15 | 30th Nov, 2019, 11:14: AM

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A p-n junction diode is constructed using a positive and negative semiconductor.
 
When the two semiconductors are joined, the electrons from the n-side are diffused to the p region and they form a layer of negative charge on the p-side.
 
Similarly, the positive charges from the p-side are diffused to the n region and they form a layer of positive charge on the n-side.
 
The region between these two layers is the depletion region of the semiconductor.

Answered by Shiwani Sawant | 30th Nov, 2019, 12:53: PM