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Homework Help: Si & Ge

  1. Aug 1, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Where can i study about those projects in which silicon and germanium use as a diode with their purpose in the appropriate project?

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I want the list of atleast 30 projects in which si & ge , i also wants to know for which purpose si & ge use in those projects..i searched a lot in books and internet but didn't find the answer anywhere.
    Can anyone please guide me where i can find such projects.
    Here is my efforts,

    (1) Rectifiers in dc power supplies
    (2) Zener diodes in voltage regulators
    (3) Tunnel diodes as a relaxation oscillator at microwave frequencies.
    (4) Light emitter diode in digital displays.
    (5) Clipping and clamping networks.
    (6) Varactor diode in tuning sections of radio and TV receivers.

    can i consider these as projects ? and is there Si and GE diode presents in them ?
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2010
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  3. Aug 2, 2010 #2


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    Staff: Mentor

    I googled silicon versus germanium, and got lots of good hits. Have a look through the hit list, to see how many of your questions you can answer yourself. If you have specific questions about the information in the hit list, please provide a link and ask it here.


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