spacistor


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spacistor

[spā′sis·tər]
(electronics)
A multiple-terminal solid-state device, similar to a transistor, that generates frequencies up to about 10,000 megahertz by injecting electrons or holes into a space-charge layer which rapidly forces these carriers to a collecting electrode.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.