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Transistor in which the active properties are derived from minority carrier modulation of the bulk resistivity of the semiconductor.



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LIQUID SEMICONDUCTOR

An amorphous material in solid or liquid state that possesses the properties of varying resistance induced by charge carrier injection.

PROBO

Product Oil Bulk Ore Carrier

HANDYSIZE

A bulk carrier type 40,000-65,000 tonnes.

CHOPPER TRANSISTOR

A bipolar or field effect transistor operated as a repetitive 'on/off' switch to produce square-wave modulation of an input signal.

HANDYMAX VESSEL

A dry bulk vessel of 35,000 to 49,000dwt. (Note that a 'Handy' drybulk carrier is from 10,000 to 34,000dwt.) A 'Handymax Tanker' is a liquid bulk carrier of 10,000 to 60,000dwt.

HANDYMAX

A dry bulk carrier type of less than 50,000 tonnes and 12 mtr draught, popular for its efficiency and flexibility.

SUBMERGED PUMP

A type of centrifugal cargo pump commonly installed on gas carriers and in terminals in the bottom of a cargo tank. It comprises a drive motor, impeller and bearings totally submerged by the cargo when the tank contains bulk liquid.

TANK-BARGE

A river barge for the carrying of liquid bulk cargo

OBO SHIP

A multipurpose ship that can carry ore, dry bulk goods and oil.

THIN FILM LUBRICATION

A condition of lubrication in which the film thickness of the lubricant is such that the friction between the surfaces is determined by the properties of the surfaces as well as by the viscosity of the lubricant.

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