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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Maintenance of mirion-canberra brand counting equipment: alpha "semiconductor" spectrometry equipment, proportional counters, "germanium diode" gamma spectrometry equipment, "nai" gamma spectrometry equipment.
The sources of background can be classified by the location of the radioactive isotope: backgrounds internal to the germanium diode and external backgrounds.
The backgrounds internal to the germanium diode are generated during the diode production above ground.
The Gerda [11] experiment, at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (LNGS) of INFN, operates bare germanium diodes made of isotopically modified material, enriched to about 86% in [sup.76]Ge, in a LAr cryogenic bath, without their usual vacuum cryostats.