I-V Curve Characteristics of Semiconductors on the cheap (Mostly…) *WIP*

The need for this testing setup arose while I was playing with making semiconductors from scratch. Specifically simple diodes from complete scratch. One being Cuprous Oxide, with interest in Aluminum Oxide as well. While poking around with a graphite lead on the Copper Oxide layer, it quickly dawned on me that there was no really…

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Thomson (Mirror) Galvanometer – *WIP*

This research is in the document and information gathering stage The patent we are looking at: (English/UK) Patent Number 329, 1858 February 20th “Thomson’s Improvements in Testing and Working Electric Telegraphs” Physical copy: http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/manuscripts/search/detail_c.cfm?ID=94776 Best online source so far: “English Patents of Inventions, Specifications, 1858, 317 – 399” Page 62 (in the PDF) https://books.google.ca/books?id=uOJg2EbSJ5EC&lpg=RA38-PA1&ots=Btc_iV27DI&dq=English%20Patents%20of%20Inventions%2C%20Specifications%2C%201858%2C%20317%20-%20399&pg=RA5-PA1#v=onepage&q&f=false Mention…

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