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avalanche diode

[′av·ə‚lanch ′dī‚ōd]
(electronics)
A semiconductor breakdown diode, usually made of silicon, in which avalanche breakdown occurs across the entire pn junction and voltage drop is then essentially constant and independent of current; the two most important types are IMPATT and TRAPATT diodes.
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