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Why doesn't current flows in reverse biased diode?

Why doesn't current flows in reverse biased diode?

Grade:9

2 Answers

Saurabh Koranglekar
askIITians Faculty 10341 Points
11 months ago
Dear student

Due to high potential barrier

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Vikas TU
14149 Points
11 months ago
This is because in case of reverse bias, p side has lots of -ve ions & n side has +ve ions vice verss. This increase in the number of ions prevents current flow across the junction by majority carriers. eg. electrons can't complete the loop as they experience resistance of -ve ions on the p side.

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