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Zener can refer to:

  • Zener diode, a type of electronic diode
  • Zener effect, a type of electrical breakdown which is employed in a Zener diode
  • Zener pinning, the influence of a dispersion of fine particles on the movement of low- and high angle grain boundaries through a polycrystalline material
  • Clarence Zener, the American physicist after whom the diode, effect, and pinning are named


  • Zener cards, cards used to conduct experiments for extra-sensory perception
  • Karl Zener, the American psychologist after whom the cards are named