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### AIPMT 2012 Prelims

Two ideal diodes are connected to a battery as shown in the circuit. The current supplied by the battery is A
0.75 A
B
zero
C
0.25 A
D
0.5 A

## Explanation

Here D1 is in forward bias and D2 is in reverse bias so, D1 will conduct and D2 will not conduct.
So, the current supplied by the battery is

I = $${5 \over {10}}$$ = 0.5 A
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### AIPMT 2011 Mains

Pure Si at 500 K has equal number of electron (ne) and hole (nh) concentrations of 1.5 $$\times$$ 1016 m$$-$$3. Doping by indium increases nh to 4.5 $$\times$$ 1022 m$$-$$3. The doped semiconductor is of
A
p-type having electron concentration ne = 5 $$\times$$ 109 m$$-$$3
B
n-type with electron concentration ne = 5 $$\times$$ 1022 m$$-$$3
C
p-type with electron concentration ne = 2.5 $$\times$$ 1010 m$$-$$3
D
n-type with electron concentration ne = 2.5 $$\times$$ 1023 m$$-$$3

## Explanation

(ni)2 = ne × nh

(1.5 × 1016)2 = ne (4.5 × 1022)

So ne = 5 × 109

Now nh = 4.5 × 1022

$$\Rightarrow$$ nh $$>>$$ ne

Hence, semiconductor is p-type

and ne = 5 × 109 m–3
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### AIPMT 2011 Mains

In the following figure, the diodes which are forward biased, are A
(A), (B) and (D)
B
(C) only
C
(C) and (A)
D
(B) and (D)

## Explanation

p-n junction is said to be forward biased when p side is at high potential than n side. It is for circuit (A) and (C).
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### AIPMT 2011 Prelims

In forward biasing of the p-n junction
A
the positive terminal of the battery is connected to p-side and the depletion region becomes thick.
B
the positive terminal of the battery is connected to n-side and the depletion region becomes thin.
C
the positive terminal of the battery is connected to n-side and the depletion region becomes thick.
D
the positive terminal of the battery is connected to p-side and the depletion region becomes thin.

## Explanation

In forward biasing, the positive terminal of the battery is connected to p-side and the negative terminal to n-side of p-n junction. The forward bias voltage opposes the potential barrier. Due to it, the depletion region becomes thin.

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