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Quiz1:

1. Describe the Bohr model of the atom.


2. Define electron.
3. What is the nucleus of an atom composed of? Define each component.
4. Define atomic number.
5. Discuss electron shells and orbits and their energy levels.
6. What is a valence electron?
7. What is a free electron?
8. Discuss the difference between positive and negative ionization.

Quiz2:

1. What is the basic difference between conductors and insulators?


2. How do semiconductors differ from conductors and insulators?
3. How many valence electrons does a conductor such as copper have?
4. How many valence electrons does a semiconductor have?
5. Name three of the best conductive materials.
6. What is the most widely used semiconductive material?
7. Why does a semiconductor have fewer free electrons than a conductor?
8. How are covalent bonds formed?
9. What is meant by the term intrinsic?
10. What is a crystal?
QUIZ3

1. Are free electrons in the valence band or in the conduction band?


2. Which electrons are responsible for electron current in silicon?
3. What is a hole?
4. At what energy level does hole current occur?
Quiz4:
1. Define doping.
2. What is the difference between a pentavalent atom and a trivalent atom?
3. What are other names for the pentavalent and trivalent atoms?
4. How is an n-type semiconductor formed?

5. How is a p-type semiconductor formed?


6. What is the majority carrier in an n-type semiconductor?
7. What is the majority carrier in a p-type semiconductor?
8. By what process are the majority carriers produced?
9. By what process are the minority carriers produced?
10. What is the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors?

Quiz5:
1. Describe forward bias of a diode.
2. Explain how to forward-bias a diode.
3. Describe reverse bias of a diode.
4. Explain how to reverse-bias a diode.
5. Compare the depletion regions in forward bias and reverse bias.
6. Which bias condition produces majority carrier current?
7. How is reverse current in a diode produced?
8. When does reverse breakdown occur in a diode?
9. Define avalanche effect as applied to diodes.

Quiz6:
1. Discuss the significance of the knee of the characteristic curve in forward bias.
2. On what part of the curve is a forward-biased diode normally operated?
3. Which is greater, the breakdown voltage or the barrier potential?
4. On what part of the curve is a reverse-biased diode normally operated?
5. What happens to the barrier potential when the temperature increases?

Quiz7:
1. At what point on the input cycle does the PIV occur?
2. For a half-wave rectifier, there is current through the load for approximately what percentage of the
input cycle?
3. What is the average of a half-wave rectified voltage with a peak value of 10 V?
4. What is the peak value of the output voltage of a half-wave rectifier with a peak sine wave input of 25
V?
5. What PIV rating must a diode have to be used in a rectifier with a peak output voltage of 50 V?

Quiz8:
1. How does a full-wave voltage differ from a half-wave voltage?
2. What is the average value of a full-wave rectified voltage with a peak value of 60 V?
3. Which type of full-wave rectifier has the greater output voltage for the same input voltage and
transformer turns ratio?
4. For a peak output voltage of 45 V, in which type of rectifier would you use diodes with a PIV rating of 50
V?
5. What PIV rating is required for diodes used in the type of rectifier that was not selected in Question 4?

Quiz9:
1. Discuss how diode limiters and diode clampers differ in terms of their function.
2. What is the difference between a positive limiter and a negative limiter?
3. What is the maximum voltage across an unbiased positive silicon diode limiter during
the positive alternation of the input voltage?
4. To limit the output voltage of a positive limiter to 5 V when a 10 V peak input is applied,
what value must the bias voltage be?
5. What component in a clamping circuit effectively acts as a battery?

Sheet1
1. If the atomic number of a neutral atom is 6, how many electrons does the atom have? How many
protons?
2. What is the maximum number of electrons that can exist in the 3rd shell of an atom?
3. For each of the energy diagrams in the following Figure, determine the class of material based
on relative comparisons.
4. A certain atom has four valence electrons. What type of atom is it?
5. In a silicon crystal, how many covalent bonds does a single atom form?
6. What happens when heat is added to silicon?
7. Name the two energy bands at which current is produced in silicon.
8. Describe the process of doping and explain how it alters the atomic structure of silicon.
9. What is antimony? What is boron?
10. How is the electric field across the pn junction created?
11. Because of its barrier potential, can a diode be used as a voltage source? Explain.

Sheet 3
Q.1 Determine the following in each of the following Figures.
a. Whether each silicon diode is forward-biased or reverse-biased.
b. The voltage across each diode in Figures, assuming the practical model.
c. The voltage across each diode in Figures, assuming an ideal diode.
d. The voltage across each diode in Figures, using the complete diode model with r.d = 10 A and
r.R = 100 MA.

Q2. Draw

the output voltage waveform for each circuit in Figure and include the voltage values.

Then find:
a. What is the peak inverse voltage across each diode in Figures?
b. Calculate the average value of a half-wave rectified voltage with a peak value of 200 V.
c. What is the peak forward current through each diode in Figures?

Q3.Find the average value of each voltage in Figures:

Q4. What value of filter capacitor is required to produce a 1% ripple factor for a full-wave rectifier
having a load resistance of Assume the rectifier produces a peak output of 18 V.

Q5. A full-wave rectifier produces an 80 V peak rectified voltage from a 60 Hz ac source. If a


filter capacitor is used, determine the ripple factor for a load resistance of 15K.

Q6. Determine the peak-to-peak ripple and dc output voltages in Figure. The transformer has a 36
V rms secondary voltage rating, and the line voltage has a frequency of 60 Hz.
Then draw the following voltage waveforms in relationship to the input waveforms: VAB, VAD,
and VCD. A double letter subscript indicates a voltage from one point to another.

Q7. Determine the output voltage waveform for each circuit in Figures:

Q8. Determine the RL voltage waveform for each circuit in Figures:

Q9. Draw the output voltage waveform for each circuit in Figures:

Sheet no. 2
cm3 acceptors
and an n-type region containing also 1016 cm-3 acceptors in addition to 1017 cm-3 donors, ni at
T=400k =4.52x1012.
1- An abrupt silicon p-n junction consists of a p-type region containing 2 x 10

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a. Calculate the thermal equilibrium density of electrons and holes in the p-type region as
well as both densities in the n-type region.
b. Calculate the built-in potential of the p-n junction
c. Calculate the built-in potential of the p-n junction at 400 K
cm-3) p-n junction consists of a p-type region containing
1016cm-3 acceptors and an n-type region containing 5 x 1016 cm-3 donors.

2- An abrupt silicon (nI = 10

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a. Calculate the built-in potential of this p-n junction.


b. Calculate the total width of the depletion region if the applied voltage Va equals 0, 0.5 and 2.5 V.
c. Calculate maximum electric field in the depletion region at 0, 0.5 and -2.5 V.
d. Calculate the potential across the depletion region in the n-type semiconductor at 0, 0.5 and
-2.5 V
3- Calculate the intrinsic carrier density nI at 250 K. 300 K. and 350 K.
4- Consider an n-type silicon in which the dopant concentration ND is 1017 cm-3 . Find the
electron and hole concentrations at 250 K, 300 K, and 350 K. You may use the results of
previous problem.
5- Find the resistivity of (a) intrinsic silicon and (b) n type silicon with NA = 10 l 6/cm3 . Use nI
= 1.5 x10l 0/cm3, and assume that for intrinsic silicon n= 1 3 5 0 cm2/V-s and for , p = 480
cm2/V-s and for the doped silicon ,u = 1110 cm2/V-s and ,up = 400 cm2/V-s. (Note that
doping results in reduced carrier mobilities.)
6- For a pn junction with NA = l07/cm3 and Nn = 1016/cm3 , find, at T = 300 K. the built-in voltage,
the width of the depletion region, and the distance it extends in the p side and in the side of the
junction. Use nI = 1.5 x l 0 1 0 / c m3.
7-Find the current flow in a silicon bar of 10 m length having a 5m x 4m cross-section and
having free electron and hole densities of 105/cm3 and 1015/cm3 , respectively, with 1 V applied
end-to-end. Use n = 1200 cm2
/Vs and p =500cm2/V-s.
8-Contrast the electron and hole drift velocities through a 10-/xm layer of intrinsic silicon across
which a voltage of 5 V is imposed. Let n = 1350 cm2/V-s and p =480 cm2/V-s.
9- Calculate the built-in voltage of a junction in which the p and n regions are doped equally with
1016 atoms/cm3. Assume ni = 1010/cm . With no external voltage applied, what is the width of the
depletion region, and how far does it extend into the p and n regions? If the cross-sectional area of
the junction is 100 m 2, find the magnitude of the charge stored on either side of the junction.

10- In a phosphorous-doped silicon layer with impurity concentration of 101 6/cm3, find the hole
and electron concentration at 25C and 125C.
11- A young designer, aiming to develop intuition concerning conducting paths within an
integrated circuit, examines the end-to-end resistance of a connecting bar 10 m long, 3 m wide,
and 1 m thick, made of various materials. The designer considers:
(a) intrinsic silicon
(b) n-doped silicon with ND = 101 6/cm3
(c) n-doped silicon with ND = 10i 8/cm3
(d) p-doped silicon with NA = 101 0/cm3
(e) aluminum with resistivity of 2.8 .. cm
Find the resistance in each case. For intrinsic silicon, use the data in Table 3.2. For doped silicon,
assume n = 2.5p = 1200 cm2/V-s. (Recall that R = pL/A.)