here's the cross section of a diode! it's a 1N4007. you can see the piece of silicon in the middle. the lumps on the wires help hold them in the plastic case.
[cross section of a diode - image description] Show more
A round plastic casing for a diode has been filed down to expose a cross-section near the center. Each wire has a pair of raised flanges, visible as a flaring-out in the cross-section, that trap some of the plastic of the case between them; a volume of a different kind of filler material surrounds the end flanges of the two wires and the thin layer of silicon connecting them.
@zwangseinweisung oh gosh
🐉 OOOO shiny!!! *twinkles*
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!