App note from IXYS about the pros and cons of different forward voltage drop of real shottky diodes. Link here (PDF) According to the thermionic emission model, pure Schottky barriers exhibit a forward voltage drop, which decreases linearly as the barrier height diminishes; whereas the reverse current increases exponentially as the barrier height decreases. Consequently, […]
The cross section of a 1N5817 20V 1A rectifier diode from Electronupdate. Check out the video after the break.