tunnel diode

noun

an extremely stable semiconductor diode, having a very narrow highly doped p-n junction, in which electrons travel across the junction by means of the tunnel effectAlso called: Esaki diode

Nearby words

  1. tunka,
  2. tunker,
  3. tunkers,
  4. tunnage,
  5. tunnel,
  6. tunnel disease,
  7. tunnel effect,
  8. tunnel of love,
  9. tunnel vision,
  10. tunneling

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