thin-film cryotron

thin-film cryotron

[′thin ¦film ′krī·ə‚trän]
(electronics)
A cryotron in which the transition from superconducting to normal resistivity of a thin film of tin or indium, serving as a gate, is controlled by current in a film of lead that crosses and is insulated from the gate.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.