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Self-Test 1 Q&A 3-1

Self-Test Questions Volume 1

Define the word ELECTRONICS All applications involving the control of electricity using vacuum, gasses, or semiconductors
What are the two most common materials used to make semiconductors? Germanium and silicon
What term is used when adding impurities to materials? Doping
Electrons in P-Type material Minority current carriers
Negative terminal connected to cathode Forward bias
Electrons in N-Type material Majority current carriers
Negative terminal connected to anode Reverse bias
Holes in N-Type Material Minority current carriers
Decreases when forward biased Junction field or Depletion region
Holes in P-Type material Majority current carriers
Is the N-type material of a diode the anode or cathode? Is the P-type material of a diode the anode or cathode? N-type = Cathode P-type = Anode
A diode is also referred to as what? PN junction
In which direction do electrons flow in a diode? Cathode to anode
Which rating on a diode tells you the maximum voltage allowed in reverse bias? Peak inverse voltage (PIV)
What does a photo diode require in order to operate? Light Source
Name two applications for Zener diodes Voltage regulation and voltage limiting
To what can an SCR be compared? Latching relay
Created by: RenegadeWolf