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1 equation covering fwd,rev AND breakdown of diode?

Question asked by 741 on Jan 15, 2015
Latest reply on Jan 23, 2015 by 741

Apologies first -  I can't find a "more appropriate" sub-forum for this question

 

The diode curve can be modelled as

I = Io(e^(eV/nKT) - 1) where n is 1 "in theory"...e=electron charge, K=Boltzmann's constant. I belive this is called the Ebers-Moll equation.

 

The curve passes through (V,I) = (0,0).

 

Question: Is there a single equation covering reverse breakdown too?

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