charge neutrality

charge neutrality

[¦chärj nü′tral·əd·ē]
(plasma physics)
The near equality in the density of positive and negative charges throughout a volume, which is characteristic of a plasma.
(solid-state physics)
The condition in which electrons and holes are present in equal numbers in a semiconductor.
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These calculations solve the charge neutrality equation self-consistently for a four-band model (three conduction sub-bands at [GAMMA], L, and X and one equivalent valence band at [GAMMA]) of GaSb.
The method is based on an iterative and self-consistent solution of the charge neutrality equation with full Fermi-Dirac statistics for the carriers at finite temperature and on the use of statistical analyses to give analytic expressions that represent the calculated data sets.
It might also dispel any remaining doubts about the charge neutrality of atoms.