solid-state detectormedical dictionary

A detector that uses a crystalline scintillating material rather than an ionization chamber to detect or measure radiation.

(05 Mar 2000)

solid state lasermedical dictionary

<radiobiology> A laser using a transparent substance (crystalline or glass) as the active medium, doped to provide the energy states necessary for lasing. The pumping mechanism is the radiation from a powerful light source, such as a flashlamp. The ruby, Nd-YAG, and Nd:glass lasers are solid-state lasers.

(09 Oct 1997)

solid-state storage devicecomputing dictionary

<storage> Any memory component with no moving parts, typically built around some kind of semiconductor integrated circuit. An example is bubble memory.

See also: RAM disk.

(01 Jun 2001)