Gunn effect


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Gunn effect

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n.
The production of microwave oscillations when a constant voltage in excess of a critical level is applied to opposite faces of a semiconductor.

[After John Battiscombe Gunn (1928-2008), Egyptian-born British physicist.]

Gunn effect

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n
(General Physics) a phenomenon observed in some semiconductors in which a steady electric field of magnitude greater than a threshold value generates electrical oscillations with microwave frequencies
[C20: named after John Battiscombe Gunn (1928–2008), British physicist]