tantalum capacitor(redirected from Tetalum capacitor)
tantalum capacitor[′tant·əl·əm kə′pas·əd·ər]
An electrolytic capacitor in which the anode is some form of tantalum; examples include solid tantalum, tantalum-foil electrolytic, and tantalum-slug electrolytic capacitors.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
tantalum capacitorA capacitor made out of the precious metal tantalum. The silver-gray tantalum beads, in the form of compacted powder, can store a lot of charge relative to their mass. This enables smaller capacitors to be built, helping to reduce the size of mobile phones. See capacitor and tantalum.
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