Gunn effect

noun
\ˈgən-\

Definition of Gunn effect 

: the production of rapid fluctuations of current when the voltage applied to a semiconductor device exceeds a critical value with the result that microwave power is generated

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History and Etymology for Gunn effect

after J.B. Gunn, born 1928 British physicist

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