aluminum gallium arsenide

noun

: a semiconductor AlGaAs sometimes used in the manufacture of laser diodes
The most promising results were found in the third and fourth wafers of gallium arsenide and aluminum gallium arsenide used as the raw material in the experiment, Ignatiev said.Mark Carreau, Houston Chronicle, 7 Dec. 1995

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First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of aluminum gallium arsenide was in 1975

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“Aluminum gallium arsenide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aluminum%20gallium%20arsenide. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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