Reich, Herbert J. Formerly, Groveland, Massachusetts.
- Rectifier diodes
- Negative-resistance diodes
- Constant-voltage diodes
- Light-sensitive and light-emitting diodes
- Capacitor diodes
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A two-terminal electron device exhibiting a nonlinear current-voltage characteristic. Although diodes are usually classified with respect to the physical phenomena that give rise to their useful properties, in this article they are more conveniently classified according to the functions of the circuits in which they are used. This classification includes rectifier diodes, negative-resistance diodes, constant-voltage diodes, light-sensitive diodes, light-emitting diodes, capacitor diodes, and diode lasers. See also: Laser
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