Charge Carrier

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charge carrier

[′chärj ‚kar·ē·ər]
(solid-state physics)
A mobile conduction electron or mobile hole in a semiconductor. Also known as carrier.

Carrier, Charge


(or simply carrier), a particle or quasi-particle that is capable of carrying an electric charge through a given substance. The term is most frequently used in solid-state physics, where the charge carriers are usually conduction electrons and holes.

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The crucial conclusion is that all this holds in principle for any charge carrier, whatever U and m might be.
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Due these orbitals, the charge carriers can move along the PANI molecule.
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where e is the quantum of electric charge, n is the number of charge carriers per unit of volume, [tau] is the average time between collisions and M is the mass of the charge carriers.
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At higher frequency of 10 KHz, when pure NLC is doped with PiBMA, the mobility of ionic charge carrier reduces so much that the charge carriers get easily trapped by the polymer network.
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