Chapter 1

Exercise Problems
EX1.1
⎛ − Eg ⎞
ni = BT 3 / 2 exp ⎜

⎝ 2kT ⎠

GaAs: ni = ( 2.1× 1014 ) ( 300 )
Ge: ni = (1.66 × 1013 ) ( 300 )

3/ 2

3/ 2



−1.4
⎟ or ni = 1.8 × 106 cm −3
exp ⎜
⎜ 2 ( 86 × 10−6 ) ( 300 ) ⎟



−0.66
⎟ or ni = 2.40 × 1013 cm −3
exp ⎜
⎜ 2 ( 86 × 10−6 ) ( 300 ) ⎟

EX1.2
(a) majority carrier: holes, po = 1017 cm −3 minority carrier: electrons,
n 2 (1.5 × 10
no = i =
1017
po

)

10 2

= 2.25 × 103 cm −3

(b) majority carrier: electrons, no = 5 × 1015 cm −3 minority carrier: holes,
n 2 (1.5 × 10 )
= 4.5 × 104 cm −3
po = i =
5 × 1015
no
10 2

EX1.3
For n-type, drift current density J ≅ eμn nE or 200 = (1.6 × 10−19 ) ( 7000 ) (1016 ) E which yields
E = 17.9 V / cm

EX1.4
Diffusion current density due to holes:
dp
J p = −eD p
dx
⎛ −1 ⎞
⎛ −x ⎞
= −eD p (1016 ) ⎜ ⎟ exp ⎜ ⎟
⎜L ⎟
⎜L ⎟
⎝ p⎠
⎝ p⎠
(a) At x = 0

(1.6 ×10 ) (10 ) (10 ) = 16 A / cm
=
−19

Jp

16

2

10−3
−3
(b) At x = 10 cm

⎛ −10−3 ⎞
J p = 16 exp ⎜ −3 ⎟ = 5.89 A / cm 2
⎝ 10 ⎠

EX1.5
⎡N N
Vbi = VT ln ⎢ a 2 d
⎣ ni

⎡ (1016 )(1017 ) ⎤


⎥ or Vbi = 1.23 V
=
0.026
ln
(
)

6 2 ⎥


⎣ (1.8 × 10 ) ⎦

EX1.6

⎛ V ⎞
C j = C jo ⎜1 + R ⎟
⎝ Vbi ⎠
and

−1/ 2

026 ) ln ⎢ −13 + 1⎥ ⎣10 ⎦ or vD ≅ ( 0.7 = 6. we find I D ≅ 0.026 ) ln (1010 ) which yields vD = 0.864 mA and VD ≅ 0.535 V EX1.08 mA 4 VPS − Vγ ⇒R= ID = 8 − 0.21 pF −1/ 2 = C jo ( 7.757 V = ( 0.026 ⎠ By trial and error.599 V EX1.075 .8 ⎛V ⎞ VPS = I D R + VD and I D ≅ I S exp ⎜ D ⎟ ⎝ VT ⎠ ( 4 − VD ) so 4 = I D ( 4 ×103 ) + VD ⇒ I D = 4 ×103 and ⎛ V ⎞ I D = (10 −12 ) exp ⎜ D ⎟ ⎝ 0.757 ⎠ or C jo = 2.⎡N N ⎤ Vbi = VT ln ⎢ a 2 d ⎥ ⎣ ni ⎦ ⎡ (1017 )(1016 ) ⎤ ⎥ = 0. we find vD = ( 0.61) −1/ 2 EX1.026 ⎠ ⎦ ⎣ ⎡ 10−3 ⎤ Solving for the diode voltage.026 ) ln ⎢ ⎢ (1.7 ⇒ I D = 1.8 = C jo ⎜ 1 + ⎟ ⎝ 0.9 (a) ID = (b) ID = Then R = (c) VPS − Vγ R VPS − Vγ R 5 − 0.5 × 1010 )2 ⎥ ⎣ ⎦ 5 ⎞ ⎛ Then 0.7 ⎡ ⎛v ⎞ ⎤ iD = I S ⎢exp ⎜ D ⎟ − 1⎥ ⎝ VT ⎠ ⎥⎦ ⎣⎢ ⎡ ⎛ v ⎞ ⎤ so 10−3 = (10−13 ) ⎢ exp ⎜ D ⎟ − 1⎥ ⎝ 0.79 kΩ 1.

10 PSpice analysis EX1.79 mA Also I = 10 − 5.6871 V For the pn junction diode.465 Then id = vI 0.7 2 4 VD(v) 6 8 EX1.026 ⎠ EX1.6871 − 0. VD ≅ VT ln ⎜ D ⎟ = ( 0.79 ⇒ R = 2.6 = 1.23 × 1015 ) ( 400 ) or ni = 4.465 mA 20 R Time-varying diode current: V 0.97sin ω t ( μ A) rd + R 0.12 ⎛I ⎞ ⎛ 1.6 ) ⇒ I = 1.4221 ⎛ ⎞ exp ⎜ ⎟ ⎝ 0.13 P = I ⋅ VZ ⇒ 10 = I ( 5.76 × 1012 cm −3 3/ 2 ⎡ ⎤ −1.25 1.2 × 10−3 IS = ⇒ I S = 1.7 = 0.265 = 0.1 (a) T = 400K ⎛ − Eg ⎞ Si: ni = BT 3 / 2 exp ⎜ ⎟ ⎝ 2kT ⎠ ni = ( 5.2 × 10−3 ⎞ or VD = 0.0559 kΩ I DQ 0.46 kΩ R Test Your Understanding Exercises TYU1.026 We find that rd = T = = 0.07 × 10−10 A 0.2sin ω t (V ) = ⋅ or id = 9.4221 V ⎛V ⎞ Now I D ≅ I S exp ⎜ D ⎟ ⎝ VT ⎠ or 1.11 Quiescent diode current I DQ = VPS − Vγ = 10 − 0. so VD = 0.ID(mA) Diode curve 1.026 ) ln ⎜ −15 ⎟ ⎝ 4 × 10 ⎠ ⎝ IS ⎠ The Schottky diode voltage will be smaller.1 ⎥ exp ⎢ −6 ⎢⎣ 2 ( 86 × 10 ) ( 400 ) ⎥⎦ .0559 + 20 ( kΩ ) EX1.08 Load lines (b) (a) 0 0.

2 (a) n = 5 × 1016 cm −3 .42 × 1012 cm −3 GaAs: ni = ( 2.3 J = σ E = (10 )(15 ) or J = 150 A / cm2 TYU1.5 A / cm2 TYU1. so σ ≅ eμ p p = (1.4 ⎥ exp ⎢ −6 ⎢⎣ 2 ( 86 × 10 ) ( 400 ) ⎥⎦ or ni = 2. so σ ≅ eμ n n = (1.4 (a) J n = eDn ⎛ 1015 − 1016 ⎞ dn Δn so J n = 1.4 ⎥ exp ⎢ ⎢⎣ 2 ( 86 × 10−6 ) ( 250 ) ⎥⎦ or ni = 6.6 × 10 −19 ) (1350 ) ( 5 × 1016 ) or σ = 10.06 × 1014 cm −3 GaAs: ni = ( 2.1× 1014 ) ( 400 ) 3/ 2 ⎡ ⎤ −1.Ge: ni = (1.66 ⎥ exp ⎢ −6 ⎢⎣ 2 ( 86 × 10 ) ( 250 ) ⎥⎦ or ni = 1.5 ) ⎜ = −eD p −4 ⎟ dx Δx ⎝ 0 − 4 × 10 ⎠ ( ) .1 ⎥ exp ⎢ ⎢⎣ 2 ( 86 × 10−6 ) ( 250 ) ⎥⎦ or ni = 1.23 × 1015 ) ( 250 ) 3/ 2 ⎡ ⎤ −1.02 × 103 cm −3 TYU1.66 × 1015 ) ( 400 ) 3/ 2 ⎡ ⎤ −0.6 × 10−19 ( 35 ) ⎜ = eDn −4 ⎟ dx Δx ⎝ 0 − 2.8 ( Ω − cm ) (b) −1 p = 5 × 1016 cm −3 .5 × 10 ⎠ ( ) or J n = 202 A / cm 2 (b) J p = −eD p or J p = −24. p <<< n.61× 108 cm −3 Ge: ni = (1.66 ⎥ exp ⎢ −6 ⎢⎣ 2 ( 86 × 10 ) ( 400 ) ⎥⎦ or ni = 9.5 ⎛ 1014 − 5 × 1015 ⎞ dp Δp so J p = − 1.84 ( Ω − cm ) −1 TYU1.44 × 109 cm −3 (b) T = 250 K Si: ni = ( 5. n <<< p.10 × 1014 ) ( 250 ) 3/ 2 ⎡ ⎤ −1.66 × 1015 ) ( 250 ) 3/ 2 ⎡ ⎤ −0.6 × 10−19 (12.6 × 10−19 ) ( 480 ) ( 5 × 1016 ) or σ = 3.

026 ) ln ⎢ ⎢ (1. I D = 0.817 V Vbi = ( 0.6 V.5 × 1010 )2 ⎥ ⎣ ⎦ TYU1. I D = 4.6 (a) ⎡ (1015 )(1017 ) ⎤ ⎡N N ⎤ ⎥ = 0.8 ΔT = 100C so ΔVD ≅ 2 × 100 = 200 mV Then VD = 0.25 μ A VD = 0.81× 10 4 cm −3 no 8 × 1015 2 (b) n = no + δ n = 8 × 1015 + 0.10 P = I DVD ⇒ 1.697 V Vbi = VT ln ⎢ a 2 d ⎥ so Vbi = ( 0.9 ID(mA) Diode 1.50 0.no = N d = 8 × 1015 cm −3 (a) 10 n 2 (1.54 3 TYU1.05 = I D ( 0.20 = 0. for VD = 0.81 × 10 4 + 1014 or p ≅ 1014 cm −3 TYU1.0 艐0. TYU1.93 mA (b) I D ≅ − I S = −10 −14 A for both cases.7 ⎡ ⎛V I D = I S ⎢exp ⎜ D ⎝ VT ⎣⎢ (a) ⎞ ⎤ ⎟ − 1⎥ ⎠ ⎦⎥ ⎛ 0.1×1015 cm−3 p = po + δ p = 2.87 Load line 0 1 艐0.1× 1015 or n = 8.225 1.105 mA VD = 0.5 ⎞ I D ≅ 10−14 exp ⎜ ⎟ ⎝ 0.033 0.45 0.5 × 10 ) po = i = = 2.7 ) so I D = 1.026 ) ln ⎢ ⎢ (1.650 − 0.54v 2 VD(v) VD ID 0.5 × 1010 )2 ⎥ ⎣ ni ⎦ ⎣ ⎦ (b) ⎡ (1017 )(1017 ) ⎤ ⎥ = 0.450 V TYU1.7 V.5 mA 4 .5 V.55 0. I D = 2.026 ⎠ Then.

Now R = VPS − Vγ ID = 10 − 0. I D = 4 − 0. 4 − 0.825 mA 4 For the Schottky diode.5 TYU1.026 TYU1.2 kΩ 1.925 mA 4 TYU1.20 − (10 −3 ) ( 20 ) = 5.3 = 0.52 mA TYU1.18 V Then Vz = 5.38 V .18 + (10 × 10−3 ) ( 20 ) ⇒ Vz = 5.8 mS VT 0.13 For the pn junction diode.026 0.7 ⇒ R = 6.8 gd = D = = 30.11 I 0.026 rd = T ⇒ 50 = ⇒ ID = ID ID 50 or I D = 0.12 V 0.7 ID = = 0.14 Vz = Vzo + I z rz ⇒ Vzo = Vz − I z rz so Vzo = 5.