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It would be interesting to know what happens should the maximum junction temperature be exceeded. I assume the device would fail, but how would it fail? Would the materials burn or melt? Would the device simply lose control of the electrons/charges it is supposed to control because of thermal noise? If you know, please add this info to the article. Thanks. —Blanchette (talk) 23:08, 25 March 2009 (UTC)