transistor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n transistor a semiconductor device capable of amplification
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Usage

In literature:

One potent device that Bell Labs originated, the transistor, has created entire GROUPS of industries.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
But after learning to deal with electron holes in transistors, this was elementary study for Hanson.
"The Sky Is Falling" by Lester del Rey
Why, it's no bigger than a pocket transistor radio!
"Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung" by Victor Appleton
He snapped open the back of the unit and studied the maze of transistors, resistors, and capacitators.
"The Quantum Jump" by Robert Wicks
I'd been fooling around with crystal growing, trying to design some new type transistors.
"The Great Gray Plague" by Raymond F. Jones
The thousands of tiny transistors amazed Beardsley.
"We're Friends, Now" by Henry Hasse
Remember how he went to all the trouble of building a pentode vacuum tube for a job that could have been done by transistors.
"Anything You Can Do" by Gordon Randall Garrett
It was a tiny transistor, an integral part of modern electronic apparatus.
"The Scarlet Lake Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
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In poetry:

Nobody I know would like to be buried
with a silver cocktail-shaker,
a transistor radio and a strangled
daily help, or keep his word because
"Thanksgiving for a Habitat" by W H Auden

In news:

Intel researchers say they have a transistor design that could someday enable faster and more power efficient chips.
History Detectives Colored Heroes, Valley Forge Map and a Transistor Radio PBS.
History Detectives Early Transistor Radio PBS.
Intel's Ivy Bridge Chips Highlight Tri-Gate Transistor Architecture.
Up until now, however, the existing organic transistors had huge obstacles towards the practical usage in the health and medical field.
Cutting the size of a transistor to a single atom may defeat that concept.
This basic action is the essential fundamental property of all transistors , and everything after was refinement.
What if you could turn individual molecules into working transistors .
The ultimate promise of such tiny transistors is in building nanocomputers.
No matter who is remembered for inventing it, the transistor 's impact has been unforgettable.
IBM said Monday it has created the world's fastest silicon-based transistor , performing nearly 300% faster than today's production devices and 65% faster than previously reported silicon transistors .
The material used in most standard transistors is silicon.
When was the first transistor built, and how big was it.
How big will the new transistors be.
The monthly performances will continue at Transistor Chicago.
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In science:

The LED pulser includes a shaping amplifier and output transistor (MOS FET) in a switching mode.
LED Monitoring System for the BTeV Lead Tungstate Crystal Calorimeter Prototype
I /∂V at the frequency domain far from the bouncing-ball and the breath modes of the C60 transistor.
Broken Symmetry and Coherence of Molecular Vibrations in Tunnel Transitions
The crossover regime to the 2Ω frequency has been found at large Vgate that suppresses the current through the C60 transistor, as shown in Fig. 2 on the right hand side of the ∂ I /∂V plot .
Broken Symmetry and Coherence of Molecular Vibrations in Tunnel Transitions
On the contrary, a small Vgate opens the transistor.
Broken Symmetry and Coherence of Molecular Vibrations in Tunnel Transitions
The figures 3, 4 display distributions of the charge of the mol ecular C60 transistor, for which the thermal spread of the Fermi functions is much larger than the tunnel broadening kTB ≫ Γ at bias voltages exceeding the Coulomb energy.
Broken Symmetry and Coherence of Molecular Vibrations in Tunnel Transitions
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