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field-effect transistor

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Definition of field-effect transistor in English:

noun

Electronics
A transistor in which most current is carried along a channel whose effective resistance can be controlled by a transverse electric field.
Example sentences
  • Signals from neurons or other electrically active cells have been recorded using microelectrode arrays of metallized electrodes on glass or silicon substrates or nonmetallized field-effect transistors.
  • Pica takes advantage of the way that field-effect transistors emit photons when they switch, letting sensors track circuit activity across the chip.
  • In 1997, researchers demonstrated that semiconducting nanotubes can act as field-effect transistors, which are the the bread and butter of all electronic devices.

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