nondestructive breakdown

nondestructive breakdown

[¦nän·di′strək·div ′brāk‚dau̇n]
(electronics)
Breakdown of the barrier between the gate and channel of a field-effect transistor without causing failure of the device; in a junction field-effect transistor, avalanche breakdown occurs at the pn junction.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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