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    Aakanksha
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    Zener effect and avalanche effect are the two possible break down mechanisms that helps the external current. Why ?

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    ahwriter
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    Answer) Zener effect : The electric field in the depletion layer reach a point that it can break the covalent bonds and generate electron–hole pairs. Avalanche breakdown : The minority carriers that across the depletion layer under the influence of the electric field gain sufficient kinetic energy to be able to break covalent bond in atoms which they collide

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