• # question_answer The figure adjoining shows the V-I characteristics of a semiconductor diode. (i) Identify the semiconductor diode used. (ii) Draw the circuit diagram to obtain the given characteristic of this device. (iii) Briefly explain one important application of this diode.

 (i) The given V-I characteristics is of Zener diode since in characteristics a Zener voltage ${{V}_{z}}$ is shown in the reverse bias mode. (ii) The required circuit diagram is shown below.