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A transistor in which most current is carried along a channel whose effective resistance can be controlled by a transverse electric field.
- ‘Pica takes advantage of the way that field-effect transistors emit photons when they switch, letting sensors track circuit activity across the chip.’
- ‘Superconducting field-effect transistors and Josephson-junction integrated circuits have been demonstrated.’
- ‘Signals from neurons or other electrically active cells have been recorded using microelectrode arrays of metallized electrodes on glass or silicon substrates or nonmetallized field-effect transistors.’
- ‘In 1997, researchers demonstrated that semiconducting nanotubes can act as field-effect transistors, which are the the bread and butter of all electronic devices.’
- ‘This latest development comes four years after IBM built the first nanotube field-effect transistors, a component in the construction of computer chips that controls the flow of electrical current.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.