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PN Junction: Current flow in Reverse Bias

  1. Oct 24, 2015 #1
    Can someone explain why after a certain voltage, current flows. We were taught that in pn junction when a reverse voltage is applied the depletion region grows wider. Using this no matter what the voltage current should not increase. So why does a current flow when a reverse current is applied.
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  3. Oct 24, 2015 #2


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  4. Oct 24, 2015 #3
    No I have not. I well read it now. Thank you.
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