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cryotron

[krahy-uh-tron] /ˈkraɪ əˌtrɒn/
noun, Electronics, Computers.
1.
a cryogenic device that uses the principle that a varying magnetic field can cause the resistance of a superconducting element to change rapidly between its high normal and low superconductive values: used as a switch and as a computer-memory element.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; cryo- + -tron
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  • The cryotron is a switch that operates using superconductivity.
British Dictionary definitions for cryotron

cryotron

/ˈkraɪəˌtrɒn/
noun
1.
a miniature switch working at the temperature of liquid helium and depending for its action on the production and destruction of superconducting properties in the conductor
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