p-type semiconductor

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Noun1.p-type semiconductor - a semiconductor in which electrical conduction is due chiefly to the movement of positive holes
semiconductor device, semiconductor unit, semiconductor - a conductor made with semiconducting material
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A method of exploiting the solar spectrum more effectively was introduced by He et al [12] who placed dye-sensitized p-type semiconductor, giving photoelectrochemical response, as a substitute of a non photoactive cathode of a conventional DSC [13].
2] is an n-type material, and phosphorene is a p-type semiconductor.
A p-type semiconductor doesn't have enough electrons to balance out the positive charges of its atoms; as electrons hop back and forth between atoms, trying futilely to keep them electrically balanced, holes flow through the semiconductor, in much the way waves propagate across water molecules that locally move back and forth by very small distances.