Tunnel Diode Operation, Characteristics, Working principle and Applications

Students are much confused about different types of diodes they encountered. We have already explained Photodiodes, Zener diode, Schottky Diode, LED etc. Now, we are going to explain about Tunnel diode operation, construction, and applications etc. What is a Tunnel Diode? A Tunnel diode is a p-n junction device which exhibits negative resistance. With Negative resistance we means “By Increasing the voltage the current through it decreased“. It is also known as Esaki diodes named after Leo Esaki. He received the Nobel Prize in 1973 for the discovery of electron tunnelling effect. In part of their operating range, these diodes have Read More …