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Minority rule

John Orton

in The Story of Semiconductors

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199559107
eISBN:
9780191712975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559107.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography

This chapter describes the work leading to the invention of the point-contact transistor at Bell Labs in 1947 by John Bardeen, Walter Brattain, and William Shockley, together with Shockley's later ... More


Inhomogeneous Semiconductors

J. B. Ketterson

in The Physics of Solids

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198742906
eISBN:
9780191821523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742906.003.0023
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter begins by analyzing p–n junctions in equilibrium and in the presence of an electric field. A device called a diode, which possesses asymmetric characteristics for current flow in ... More


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