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p-n junction

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(Electronics) electronics a boundary between a p-type and n-type semiconductor that functions as a rectifier and is used in diodes and junction transistors
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Noun1.p-n junction - the junction between a p-type semiconductor and an n-type semiconductor; "a p-n junction has marked rectifying characteristics"
tangency, contact - (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact; "they forget to solder the contacts"
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In the present work, three new designs for p-n junctions were formed with p-and n-type polyacrylamide hydrogels (PAAm) doped with positive ([Na.sup.+]) and negative ([Br.sup.-]) ions as charge carriers.
J/[m.sub.gel]-U characters of the p-n junctions were also tested for varying swelling ratios of the gels.
where [alpha] is the Seebeck coefficient, [T.sub.h] is the hot-side temperature, [T.sub.c] is the cold-side temperature, [R.sub.sTE] is the thermoelectric material resistance, [L.sub.p], [A.sub.p], [L.sub.n], and [A.sub.n], respectively, represent the length and the area of n-type thermoelectric material and the p-type thermoelectric material, [[sigma].sub.p] and [[sigma].sub.n] are the conductivity of n-type thermoelectric material and p-type thermoelectric material, respectively, and N is the number of p-n junctions in TEG.
To examine the derived equations of injection level, three silicon p-n junctions with different impurity concentrations (Table I) were analyzed.
Previously, the photovoltaic effect was reported in the perovskite-based p-n junctions, thin films, and single crystals [1-6].
Yang and his group are able to reduce both the quantity and the quality requirements for silicon by using vertical arrays of nanostructured radial p-n junctions rather than conventional planar p-n junctions.
By creating stacks of p-n junctions in the cells, researchers have pushed the performance to 32 percent.
Conventionally, a p-n junction is used to separate photo-generated electrons and holes in a solar cell.
Heterogeneous electrical property, such as diode p-n junction and rectifying effect, would enable a fibrous material to control the carrier transport, which creates opportunities to develop novel multifunctional nanofibrous materials and devices.