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Alternatives to silicon chip

  1. Apr 21, 2014 #1
    what are the alternatives to silicon chip?
     
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  3. Apr 21, 2014 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    potato chip?

    I think you need to be more specific ... "alternative" for what?
    There are lots of semiconducting materials.
    There are ways to build electric circuits without using semiconductors too.
     
  4. Apr 21, 2014 #3
    What are the ways to build electric circuits without using semiconductors? thx
     
  5. Apr 21, 2014 #4

    Drakkith

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    Use vacuum tubes.
     
  6. Apr 21, 2014 #5

    Simon Bridge

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    Before semiconductors, the same roles were played by thermionic valves: vacuum tubes.

    Non-semiconducting circuit elements are "conductors", "resistors", and insulators.
    Clever arrangements of conductors and resistors can be made to do all kinds of clever things.
    Thermionic valves, for example, use many different conductors and resistors and insulators together to achieve their effects.
    Like I said - you need to be specific.
     
  7. Apr 21, 2014 #6
    thanks
     
  8. Apr 21, 2014 #7
    Another alternative is to use brain matter.
     
  9. Apr 21, 2014 #8

    berkeman

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    :biggrin:
     
  10. Apr 21, 2014 #9

    berkeman

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    Please check your PMs. We require that you show some effort when asking schoolwork-type questions. Thank you.
     
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