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gallium arsenide

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noun Chemistry.

a crystalline and highly toxic semiconductor, GaAs, used in light-emitting diodes, lasers, and electronic devices.

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Origin of gallium arsenide

First recorded in 1960–65

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Scientific definitions for gallium arsenide

gallium arsenide

A dark-gray crystalline compound used in transistors, solar cells, and semiconductor lasers. Chemical formula: GaAs.
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