Artifact Details

Title

1N3712 tunnel diode

Catalog Number

102718891

Type

Physical object

Date

Circa 1960s/1970s

Manufacturer

General Electric Company (GE)

Identifying Numbers

Model number 1N3712

Dimensions

overall: 2 1/8 in x 1/8 in x 1/8 in

Description

Included is a description card from the Transistor Museum that says, "
Device ID: GE 1N3712 tunnel diode
Type: Germanium quantum tunneling
Case Color/Style: Gold axial submini
Vintage/Date Code: 1960s/1970s
Use: High speed logic & uhf oscillator
Notes: Unique technology developed by Esaki at Sony. GE wa major US manuf."

Category

Component/diode

Collection Title

The Jack Ward Transistor Museum Collection

Credit

Gift of Jack Ward

Lot Number

X7358.2015