WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO HAVE npn & pnp

Asked by  | 15th Jan, 2010, 06:53: PM

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 A bipolar (junction) transistor (BJT) is a three-terminal electronic device constructed of doped semiconductor  material and may be used in amplifying or switching applications. Bipolar transistors are so named because their operation involves both electrons and holes. Charge flow in a BJT is due to bidirectional diffusion of charge carriers across a junction between two regions of different charge concentrations. This mode of operation is contrasted with unipolar transistors, such as field effect transistor, in which only one carrier type is involved in charge flow due to drift. By design, most of the BJT collector current is due to the flow of charges injected from a high-concentration emitter into the base where they are minority carriers that diffuse toward the collector, and so BJTs are classified as minority-carrier devices.

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Answered by  | 15th Jan, 2010, 08:07: PM

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