LEIT device

LEIT device

[¦el¦ē¦ī′tē di‚vīs]
(electronics)
A light source consisting of two crossed, thin metal-film strips separated by a very thin insulating layer and attached to a battery to produce light emission via inelastic tunneling (LEIT).
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.