alloy-junction diode

alloy-junction diode

[′a‚lȯi ¦jəŋk·shən ′dī‚ōd]
(electronics)
A junction diode made by placing a pill of doped alloying material on a semiconductor material and heating until the molten alloy melts a portion of the semiconductor, resulting in a pn junction when the dissolved semiconductor recrystallizes. Also known as fused-junction diode.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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