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Homework Help: Find the Schottky diode barrier height and the ideality...

  1. May 1, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Using the diode equation with moderate forward bias, show numerically how to find the Schottky diode barrier height and the ideality factor via a graphical plot.

    2. Relevant equations
    I = I0e(eV/nkT)
    I0= AA*T2e-eφb/kT

    with n= ideality factor
    and φb= Barrier height

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I tried to look at the plot of ln(I) against V and assumed this would be a straight line graph and so the gradient can be rearranged such that n= eV/kT (ln(I/I0)).

    And also they y intercept would just be ln (I0) and I can use this to rearrange and find the barrier height.

    I'm not sure if any of this is right, I don't like that I've had to assume a straight line graph, any guidance would be much appreciated!

  2. jcsd
  3. May 6, 2016 #2
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