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Due to the Space Charge in a Diode Valve, - Physics

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ConceptConcept of Semiconductor Electronics: Materials, Devices and Simple Circuits

Question

Due to the space charge in a diode valve, _____________ .

  • the plate current decreases

  • the plate voltage increases

  • the rate of emission of thermions increases

  • the saturation current increases

Solution

the plate current decreases

 

A diode valve consists of a negatively-charged region between the cathode and anode, called the space charge region. This negatively-charged region repels the electrons coming from the cathode and, thus, it reduces the plate current. On the other hand, this region has no effect on plate voltage, rate of emission of thermions and the saturation current.

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