a semiconductor rectifier whose forward current between two electrodes, the anode and cathode, is initiated by means of a signal applied to a third electrode, the gate. The current subsequently becomes independent of the signal. It is a type of thyristor SCR
noun, Chemistry. 1. silica. noun 1. the dioxide form of silicon, SiO 2 , occurring especially as quartz sand, flint, and agate: used usually in the form of its prepared white powder chiefly in the manufacture of glass, water glass, ceramics, and abrasives. noun 1. the dioxide of silicon, occurring naturally as quartz, cristobalite, and […]
noun, Chemistry. 1. any of a number of polymers containing alternate silicon and oxygen atoms, as (–Si–O–Si–O–) n, whose properties are determined by the organic groups attached to the silicon atoms, and that are fluid, resinous, rubbery, extremely stable in high temperatures, and water-repellent: used as adhesives, lubricants, and hydraulic oils and in electrical insulation, […]
noun 1. any of the synthetic rubbers made from silicone elastomers.
- Silicon fen
noun 1. an area of Cambridgeshire, esp around the city of Cambridge, in which industries associated with information technology are concentrated