germanium diode

germanium diode

[jər′mān·ē·əm ′dī‚ōd]
(electronics)
A semiconductor diode that uses a germanium crystal pellet as the rectifying element. Also known as germanium rectifier.
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My electronics background is self-taught and began with the germanium diode radio I built at the age of 11," said Forrest M.