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faylin 09-10-2012
faylin - University of Virginia (VA)
A voltage that develops across the junction due to uncovered immobile ions on both sides of the junction. Ions are uncovered due to the diffusion of carriers across the junction.
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anandamayi 01-11-2012
anandamayi - Davenport University (MI)
"The barrier voltage is the amount of electromotive force required to start current through the P-N junction. Barrier voltages for silicon typically range from 0.5 - 0.7 volts. Barrier voltages for germanium typically range from 0.2 - 0.3 volts. "
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