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Role of Zener Diode and Its Application

Abhay Gupta, Ashutosh Pandey and A. K. Shrivastava

Department of Physics, Dr. C. V. Raman University, Kota, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, INDIA.


In this paper an attempt has been made to describe the role of Zener diode and its application in electronics. Zever diode works on the principle of Zener breakdown and is operated in reverse breakdown region. In reverse breakdown region high current flow through the diode leading to high power dissipation. Zener diodes can be found in several applications. Some of these are : voltage stabilizers or regulators, surge suppressors for device protection, peak clippers switching operations, reference elements and in meter protection applications.

Keywords : Reverse breakdown, regulators, protection, clippers.