Does Ohm's Law Apply to a Semiconductor?
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In the summer of 1999, QuarkNet Lead Teacher Richard Dower of Roxbury Latin School was assigned in his research at Boston University under mentor Ulrich Heintz to test silicon strip detectors. These silicon strips are used to track charged particles coming from proton-antiproton collisions in the upgaded D0 detector at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab). Dr. Dower measured how the current through a silicon strip varies with the voltage across the strip. He repeated this experiment several times with the silicon strip exposed to neutron radiation.
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Fermilab's Homepage - Links to general information about the Lab, experiments and projects (in Fermilab at Work), background about particle physics and much more.
Boston University - Check out the guys at BU.
The D-Zero Experiment - Links for the public and the scientist and from "Results," physics highlights and plain Engish sumnmaries of technical papers.
Ohm's Law - A tutorial on Ohm's Law. Includes simulated experiment, example problem and self test.
Semiconductors - Wikipedia & howstuffworks