Definition of quiteron in English:

quiteron

noun

Electronics
  • A superconducting device with switching and amplifying characteristics similar to those of a transistor, but capable of operating at lower power levels.

Origin

1980s. Acronym from the initial letters of quasiparticle injection tunnelling effect (the phenomenon on which the device depends for its operation) + -ron (in -tron): compare quot. 1982.

Pronunciation

quiteron

/ˈkwɪtərɒn/