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Quantum Physics and transistor action

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by PADME, Feb 19, 2005.

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  1. PADME

    PADME Guest

    Greetings,

    I wonder if anyone can help explain the use of Quantum Physics in
    explaining transistor action.

    IMO the flow of electron and the interaction between those electrons
    and junction voltages can easily explain how transistor works.

    thanks
    Padmow
     
  2. That would be the job of a text or treatise, not
    a newsgroup posting.
    Until you involve quantum theory into your explanation,
    the reason that electrons move under particular conditions
    will have to be magic or "That's the way they act." I dare
    say that, without quantum theory, the state of computers
    would be such that you would not be posting.
     
  3. http://www.mtmi.vu.lt/pfk/funkc_dariniai/transistor/bipolar_transistor.htm

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  4. Treeline

    Treeline Guest


    Did not Albert Einstein address the answer in one of his seminal 1905 papers on this?

    The actual transistor came about 20 years later and then was rediscovered another 20 years later.
    Apparently the three Nobel prize winners at Bells Labs missed the first patent application in the
    20's.
     
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