P-N Junction Diode: Definition & Properties


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Which of the following shapes is used to represent a p-n junction diode?

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1. Which semiconductor is most commonly used to make p-n junction diodes?

2. A p-n junction diode is a semiconductor device that _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Utilize this short quiz/worksheet combo to assess your understanding of p-n junction diodes. When you answer the multiple-choice questions presented here, you'll address subjects including the semiconductor that's used most commonly to make p-n junction diodes and a common application for these diodes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Our quiz is a helpful way to see how well you know:

  • Which shape best represents a p-n junction diode
  • The semiconductor most commonly used to make p-n junction diodes
  • What a p-n junction diode does
  • A common application for a p-n junction diode
  • How to identify the positive part of an example p-n junction diode

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what a p-n junction diode does
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the shape that represents a p-n junction diode and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about identifying the positive part of a p-n junction diode

Additional Learning

If you'd like to review this subject in greater detail, take a look at our short lesson called P-N Junction Diode: Definition & Properties. Once you finish this lesson, you should be ready to:

  • Explain what p-n junction diodes are made of
  • Detail how these diodes are depicted graphically
  • Discuss how a computer utilizes a p-n junction diode