Ovshinsky effect


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Ov·shin·sky effect

 (ŏv-shĭn′skē, ôv-)
n.
The effect by which certain kinds of glass films that are normally nonconductive become semiconductive upon application of a minimum voltage.

[After Stanford Robert Ovshinsky (1922-2012), American inventor.]
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