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gal′lium ar′senide(n.)

  1. a crystalline and highly toxic semiconductor, GaAs, used in light-emitting diodes and lasers.

    Category: Chemistry

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1960–65

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  1. gallium arsenide(Noun)

    A binary compound of gallium and arsenic, GaAs, used as a semiconductor, especially in light-emitting diodes.

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  1. Gallium arsenide

    Gallium arsenide is a compound of the elements gallium and arsenic. It is a III/V semiconductor, and is used in the manufacture of devices such as microwave frequency integrated circuits, monolithic microwave integrated circuits, infrared light-emitting diodes, laser diodes, solar cells and optical windows. GaAs is often used as a substrate material for the epitaxial growth of other III-V semiconductors including: InGaAs and GaInNAs.

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