drift velocity


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drift velocity

[′drift və′läs·əd·ē]
(solid-state physics)
The average velocity of a carrier that is moving under the influence of an electric field in a semiconductor, conductor, or electron tube.
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The devices are said to display superior performance properties compared to silicon (Si) or gallium arsenide (GaAs) die, comprising higher breakdown voltage, higher saturated electron drift velocity, higher thermal conductivity, and higher efficiency.
Drift velocity, saturation points, low and high magnetic field filling factors: all these are well illustrated both by discussion and through visual examples and formulas.
The angle determined between the surface wind stress and the surface drift velocity differs in general from the angle obtained by the classical Ekman solution (Cushman-Roisin 1994).
K](J), angle attack of keel [epsilon](K), drift velocity V(P), sail height [H.
After the three-hour exam, as students started trickling out of the examination halls, campuses were filled with a din of discussions and arguments on Drift Velocity and Wave Optics.
Simple, analytic expressions for the temperature and ionized impurity concentration dependences of high-field drift velocity are then proposed for incorporation into the group III-phosphates (Arabshahi, 2008; Arabshahi, et al, 2008;).
In particular, InN has the lowest effective electron mass, and therefore exhibits an extremely high electron peak drift velocity at room temperature.
The progress in simulating the above "standard output" variables and ice drift velocity has increased the interest in the deformation-related model variables like the ridge height, the fraction of deformed ice and the rate of ice compression.
Calculate the resistivity of the metal if the drift velocity of the free electrons is 0.
This opening signals the start of each ion's drift time, which is used to determine an ion's drift velocity.
Particularly, Silvertooth has claimed an experimental detection of the ether drift velocity using a device capable of detecting the beams arriving in opposite directions [23].