One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A negative resistance device consisting of a rectifying p–n junction in the middle of a length of semiconducting material that has an ohmic contact at each end, used as a switching element.
- ‘Shown on the left is an example of low cost planar unijunctions developed in the 1960s.’
- ‘This is a good, reliable sawtooth generator and is probably the main use for unijunctions.’
- ‘The unijunction transistor, or UJT, is a three-terminal device with a single pn-junction.’
- ‘All in all, SCR's and unijunctions are probably the simplest and cheapest solutions, and appear to have no disadvantages.’
- ‘I was designing circuits in 1967, and it would not have been hard to do just as good a control with the technology of the day (I like programmable unijunctions).’
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