Gunn effect

noun

ˈgən-
: 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

Word History

Etymology

after J.B. Gunn, born 1928 British physicist

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“Gunn effect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gunn%20effect. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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