majority carrier


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majority carrier

[mə′jär·əd·ē ′kar·ē·ər]
(electronics)
The type of carrier, that is, electron or hole, that constitutes more than half the carriers in a semiconductor.
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Substrate Noise Modeler (SNM) analyzes substrate noise injection (both minority and majority carrier injections) and noise coupling to sensitive circuits, which is typically found in power management devices.
The majority carrier conduction of Schottky rectifiers results in faster switching speeds, lower stored charge and lower forward voltage drops than standard rectifiers.
2] is influenced by the integral coefficient of the majority carriers (holes for pnpn structures and electrons for the npnp structures) injection of junction J1, by the integral transfer coefficient of the minority carriers (holes for pnpn structures and electrons for the npnp structures) through wide base, and by the avalanche multiplication of charge carriers, taking place in the collector junction at relatively high forward voltages.