semiconductor rectifier diode

A semiconductor diode intended to be used for current and voltage rectification.

NOTE 1 The term "semiconductor rectifier diode" includes the associated housing and any integral mounting and cooling attachments.

NOTE 2 The term "rectifier cell" is sometimes used as a synonym for "rectifier diode" when the diode is an element of a rectifier stack.

Graphic symbol (ref. IEEE Std 315):

References: 

JESD77-B, 2/00
JESD282-B, 4/00