How these simple semiconductor devices allow us to control the strength and flow of electrical current in a circuit, and are integral components in modern electrical equipment.
- Transistors and diodes are semiconductor devices.
- Diodes conduct electrical current in only one direction.
- Transistors boost signals and make excellent amplifiers.
- A single computer chip contains millions of diodes and transistors.
They're tiny in form, but huge in significance.
Transistors and diodes are semiconductor devices.
The natural materials they are made of are unremarkable – being neither good conductors nor good insulators.
But when these materials are artificially enhanced they become incredibly useful for controlling electric currents.
A diode is the simplest semiconductor ...
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