Schottky Diodes

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  • Author: Rick Cory
Schottky diodes have been used for several decades as the key elements in frequency mixer and RF power detector circuits. In 1938 Walter Schottky, the son of German mathematician Friedrich Schottky, explained the manner in which a junction comprised of specific combinations of metals and a doped semiconductor material can rectify. The Schottky diode is the result of this work.