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Schottky diode  semiconductor diode in which metal-semiconductor contact is used to form a potential barrier.
diode  in general, a two-terminal element displaying asymmetric (rectifying) current-voltage characteristics; large current flows under the forward bias, very small current flows under the reverse bias; realized either as a vacuum diode or semiconductor diode; semiconductor diode requires built-in potential barrier heights of which depends on the applied voltage (bias); potential barrier at the p-n junction makes a p-n junction diode while potential barrier at the metal-semiconductor junction makes a Schottky diode.
Schottky barrier  potential barrier at the rectifying metal-semiconductor contact.
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