- A rectifier which utilizes one or more metal disks coated with a semiconductor layer. This layer may consist of selenium, copper oxide, or another suitable semiconductor. The rectification occurs as a result of the greater conductivity across the contact in one direction than the other. Also called dry rectifier, dry-plate rectifier, metallic-disk rectifier, semiconductor rectifier (1), or contact rectifier.
- synonym dry-plate rectifier
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