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Finding an expression for charge (Q) given an IV equation 
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#1
Sep1206, 07:34 PM

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An ideal semiconductor diode is a nonlinear element that obeys the following IV equation:
[tex]I\,=\,I_s\,\left(\,e^{\frac{V}{V_{th}}}\,\,1\right)[/tex] where [itex]I_s[/itex] is a constant (saturation current) and [itex]V_{th}[/itex] is a constant (thermal voltage, [itex]V_{th}\,=\,\frac{k_B\,T}{q}[/itex]). Assuming the applied voltage is given by [tex]\begin{displaymath} V\,=\,\left\{ \begin{array}{ll} 0 & for\,t\,<\,0 \\ Bt & for\,t\,\geq\,0 \\ \end{array} \right. \end{displaymath}[/tex] where B is a known constant. Find an analytic expression for the charge Q(t) that has passed through the diode over the period from 0 to t. Also find the analytic expressions for the power dissipated by the diode p(t) and for the total energy dissipated by the diode w(t) over the period from 0 to t. Now assuming [itex]I_s\,=\,1\,\times\,10^{14},\,V_{th}\,=\,25.85\,mV[/itex] and [itex]B\,=\,90\,\frac{mV}{s}[/itex] use MATLAB to plot I(t), Q(t), p(t), and w(t). Do your plots for t = 0 to 10s. Find the time [itex]\tau[/itex] at which a total of 1 C of charge has passed through the diode ([itex]Q(\tau)\,=\,1\,C[/itex]) and find the values of [itex]p(\tau)[/itex] and [itex]w(\tau)[/itex]. MY WORK SO FAR: [tex]Q\,=\,\int_0^t\,i\,dt\,=\,\int_0^t\,\left(I_s\,e^{\frac{V}{V_{th}}}\,\,I_s\right)\,dt[/tex] [tex]Q(t)\,=\,\left[I_s\,e^{\frac{V}{V_{th}}}\,t\,\,I_s\,t\right]_0^t\,=\,\left(I_s\,e^{\frac{V}{V_{th}}}\,\,I_s\right)\,t[/tex] Do I have the first part (equation for Q) of the question right? 


#2
Sep1206, 10:49 PM

P: 492

Mabye the integral is wrong? Is this better?:
[tex]Q\,(t)\,=\,\int_0^t\,\left(I_s\,e^{\frac{B\,t}{V_{th}}}\,\,I_s\right)\,dt[/tex] [tex]Q\,(t)\,=\,\left[I_s\,e^{\frac{B\,t}{V_{th}}}\,t\,\,I_s\,t\right]_0^t\,=\,\left(I_s\,e^{\frac{B\,t}{V_{th}}}\,\,I_s\right)\,t[/tex] 


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