silicon diode


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silicon diode

[′sil·ə·kən ′dī‚ōd]
(electronics)
A crystal diode that uses silicon as a semiconductor; used as a detector in ultra-high- and super-high-frequency circuits. Also known as silicon detector.
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Better Silicon diodes have been developed since SiC Schottky's were introduced (2003), but only the most recent have come close to SiC Schottky performance.
Among specific topics are analyzing heterogeneous iron precipitation in multi-crystalline silicon, semi-insulating silicon for microwave devices, vacancies and self-interstitial dynamics in silicon wafers, optimizing silicon ingot quality by the numerical predicting of bulk crystal defects, dislocation states and deformation-induced point defects in plastically deformed germanium, hydrogenation in crystalline silicon materials for photovoltaic applications, characterizing semiconductor films epitaxially grown on thin metal oxide buffer layers, the scaling of quantum transport in silicon nano-transistors, and optimizing luminescence properties in silicon diodes produced by implantation and annealing.
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"You can find circuit designs for existing control systems that use four interconnected silicon diodes attached together to a copper heat spreader," says Murray.