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Electric Field in Diode

  1. Nov 27, 2014 #1

    When a Voltage is applied to a diode, how the electric field is established inside the diode? Is it the same as a resistor which surface charges density establish electric field inside it?

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  3. Nov 28, 2014 #2

    Doug Huffman

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    Resistors are not semiconductors and do not attract the charge carriers to their opposite polarity pole.
  4. Nov 28, 2014 #3
    Ignoring variable magnetic field it is established as E = -grad V
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