thermal agitation

thermal agitation

[′thər·məl ‚aj·ə′tā·shən]
(solid-state physics)
Random movements of the free electrons in a conductor, producing noise signals that may become noticeable when they occur at the input of a high-gain amplifier. Also known as thermal effect.
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