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tunnel diode

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Definition of tunnel diode in English:

noun

Electronics
A two-terminal semiconductor diode using tunnelling electrons to perform high-speed switching operations.
Example sentences
  • Leo Esaki is a Nobel Prize-winning physicist who invented the tunnel diode while working for the Sony Corporation in Japan.
  • We are investigating tunnel diodes, which rectify the IR-frequency current waves in the antenna arms.
  • Leading electronics publications begged for articles on tunnel diodes and rushed them into print.

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