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The Transistor

Middlebrook, R. D. (1957) The Transistor. Journal of the SMPTE, 66 (6). pp. 323-330. ISSN 0361-4573. doi:10.5594/j11232.

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A general qualitative introduction to the semiconductor diode and transistor is presented. The wartime development of the point contact rectifier led to the discovery of the point contact transistor, which was followed by the invention of the junction diode and transistor having many superior properties. The basic physical principles of operation and various commercial devices are discussed. High-frequency effects, and modified forms of the original transistor which improve the high-frequency performance, are described.

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Additional Information:© 1957 SMPTE.
Issue or Number:6
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Official Citation:R. D. Middlebrook, "The Transistor," in Journal of the SMPTE, vol. 66, no. 6, pp. 323-330, June 1957. doi: 10.5594/J11232
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Deposited By: George Porter
Deposited On:25 Sep 2019 15:07
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