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Reverse bias applied to a junction diode (a) Increases the minority carrier current (b)Lowers the potential barrier (c)Raises the potential barrier (dIncreases the majority carrier current



Reverse bias applied to a junction diode


(a)Increases the minority carrier current


(b)Lowers the potential barrier


(c)Raises the potential barrier


(dIncreases the majority carrier current


Grade:upto college level

1 Answers

Simran Bhatia
348 Points
7 years ago

(c)

In reverse biasing, the conduction across the p-n junction does not take place due to majority carriers but takes place due to minority carriers if the voltage of external battery is large. The size of the depletion region increases thereby increasing the potential barrier.

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