Tags: transistors

Description

A transistor is a semiconductor device used to amplify and switch electronic signals. It is made of a solid piece of semiconductor material, with at least three terminals for connection to an external circuit. A voltage or current applied to one pair of the transistor's terminals changes the current flowing through another pair of terminals. Because the controlled (output) power can be much more than the controlling (input) power, the transistor provides amplification of a signal.More information on Transistor can be found here.

Animations (1-2 of 2)

  1. Electron Density in a Nanowire

    30 Jan 2011 | Animations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck, Saumitra Raj Mehrotra

    Electron Density in a circular Silicon nanowire transistor.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/10666

  2. Tunneling in an Nanometer-Scaled Transistor

    25 Jan 2011 | Animations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck, Mathieu Luisier, Neerav Kharche, George A. Howlett, Insoo Woo, David Ebert

    Electrons tunneling through the gate of an ultra-scaled transistor.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/10537