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minority carrier

n
(Electronics) the entity responsible for carrying the lesser part of the current in a semiconductor. Compare majority carrier
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The metallurgical Si wafers used in this work had resistivity of 2.0 [OMEGA] x cm, minority carrier lifetime of 30 [micro]s, and Fe concentration of 0.005 ppb.
In order to analyze the carriers' collection mechanism, we have directly compared the minority carrier current density distribution versus nanowire diameter in Figure 5.
The silicon-on-insulation (SOI) lateral, unidirectional, bipolar-type insulated-gate transistor (lubister) is a pn-junction device that has various operation characteristics including macroscopic minority carrier injection, microscopic carrier recombination, and full quantum-mechanical behavior.
Hence, (1) starts to be valid first after transition time that is mainly affected by two capacitances representing the space charge ([C.sub.j]--junction capacitance), and the excess minority carrier charge ([C.sub.d]--diffusion capacitance).
The second region represent the low injunction case at which the minority carrier concentration is less than its concentration at equilibrium, in this case the Fermi level is close to zero, the mass action low could be applicator correctly, that is, n* p = [n.sup.2.sub.i].
The developers adopted a different operational physics for this device, which operates on minority carrier transportation and an integrated third terminal rectifier, which is one more than other commercial SiC devices.
According to the researchers, high-speed signal mixing is made possible by the nonlinear coupling of the internal optical field to the base electron-hole recombination, minority carrier emitter-to-collector transport, and the base-to-collector electron tunneling at the collector junction.
The simulations show that the minority carrier's lifetime in the wide base has some influence on the forward break-over voltage [U.sub.bo].
(5)) from their experimental measurements for [n.sup.2.sub.ie] [D.sub.min] and [D.sub.min], where [D.sub.min] is the minority carrier diffusivity.
Characterization: A number of techniques have been developed for the systematic study of the effect of the nature and density of dopants on properties such as minority carrier diffusion length, conductivity, |4,5~ photoconductivity, |4,8~ majority carrier density and mobility.
On the other side, the doped QDSCs have lower [J.sub.sc] that can be in part attributed to the shrinking of the space charge region and subsequent reduction of carrier collection and in part to lower minority carrier lifetime in the base and emitter regions as demonstrated later (see Figure 4) based on measured EQE and simulations.

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