Crystal diode

1874,1904

Crystal diode

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Karl Ferdinand Braun, Henry Harrison Chase Dunwoody, Greenleaf Whittier Pickard electromagnetism

Crystal diode

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I made a radio in high school with a germanium crystal diode, and, using our garage door as an antenna, listened to the local AM station with an ear-bud.

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