avalanche diode


Definition of avalanche diode

: a silicon semiconductor device in which the voltage drop remains constant and independent of current beyond a certain applied voltage and which is used in surge protectors

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First Known Use of avalanche diode

1956, in the meaning defined above

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“Avalanche diode.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avalanche%20diode. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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