crystal rectifier

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Noun1.crystal rectifier - a semiconductor that consists of a p-n junction
LED, light-emitting diode - diode such that light emitted at a p-n junction is proportional to the bias current; color depends on the material used
semiconductor device, semiconductor unit, semiconductor - a conductor made with semiconducting material
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1925) was working with tiny crystal rectifiers (semiconductor diodes) and found, in 1957, that on occasion their resistance decreased with current intensity rather than increasing as expected.