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Zener Breakdown Characteristics

Submitted by • May 5, 2013

Normally, a PN junction’s reverse-bias blocking action allows a small 'leakage' current to flow. However, if an adequately large reverse-bias is applied, the type of junction phenomena that developsand dominate the leakage current, allows much larger reverse-bias currents.
This 'breakdown' part of the diode characteristichere refers to 'breakdown'which implies that some other phenomenon are overshadowing of the semiconductor junction behavior and not to a destructive effect.

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