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diode

[dī′od]
1 an electron tube or x-ray tube having a cathode and an anode.
2 an electrical device that has a higher conductance for current flowing in one direction than for current flowing in the opposite direction.

di·ode

(dī'ōd)
A bipolar device that permits a flow of electrons in only one direction.
Synonym(s): silicone diode.
[di- + -ode fr. anode, cathode]

diode

a piece of equipment with two terminals which carries electrical current in one direction only.
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The matrix of the admittance transfer response of a five-diode modulator can be represented symbolically as, [Mathematical Expression Omitted] The diagonal coefficients are simply the normalized conductances of each diode at position n, n = 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
Previous versions of the diodes contained thicker layers of the aluminum gallium nitride material, which tended to crack under stresses induced by temperature changes during operation.
Pulse-generated plasmas last only 100 nanoseconds, and the diode gap may be less than a centimeter wide.