The Role of Temperature in Electronic Design

  • David Wolpert
  • Paul Ampadu


Four hundred years ago (c. 1600 CE), a bearded old man added a new contraption to his workshop—a hollow glass bulb attached to a long, hollow glass tube. He warmed the bulb in his hands and lowered the open end of the tube into a cool liquid. As the air inside the bulb cooled, some liquid was drawn upward into the instrument. The warmer the man could make the bulb before placing the tube in the liquid, the further up the tube the liquid would climb. The man’s name was Galileo Galilei, and he was experimenting with a new invention: the thermoscope [1].


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of RochesterRochesterUSA

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