- A diode is produced by an n-p junction. A diode allows current to move in just one direction. In forward biased configuration of a diode, the current increases exponentially with the voltage.
- A transistor is produced by an n-p-n junction. A transistor is an electric valve that controls the current in a circuit.
- A transistor is a critical component in audio amplifiers, computers, and many other devices.
electrical device that amplifies an electric signal
current drawn from the base n-type material in a transistor
in a diode, the reverse bias voltage needed to cause an avalanche of current
current drawn from the collector p-type material
region near the p-n junction that produces an electric field
forward bias configuration
diode configuration that results in high current
electrical valve based on a p-n-p junction
junction formed by joining p– and n-type semiconductors
reverse bias configuration
diode configuration that results in low current