On 2002-02-07 17:00, IntelMole wrote:
Hey I just had an idea for a thermostat, which is probably majorly remote and already done Don't hate me cos I'm slow...
Silicon and germanium are semiconductors, so as the heat being emitted by them increases, so does their resistors, and the next bit, the reasoning, I CAN GET RIGHT, cos I'm gonna copy it straight from the notes...
Nah, dat'd b easy... The resistance decreases because more charge carriers become avaialable, whatever that means
So why not make a thermostat out of it, as the resistance decreases, the current increases, so they could use this in a thermally controlled fan. Or do they do that already?
I thought they used them for a part of the actual transistor or something, which would be incredibly stupid
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