minority carrier


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minority carrier

[mə′när·əd·ē ′kar·ē·ər]
(solid-state physics)
The type of carrier, electron, or hole that constitutes less than half the total number of carriers in a semiconductor.
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2], when the concentration of minority carrier charge in the area of PN junction reaches its steady state.
During the forward-biased condition, a lot of minority carriers (holes in a [p.
p0] are minority carrier boundary concentrations at the equilibrium when voltage drop across the depletion region [U.
In addition, the optimized device displays highly efficient anode properties, enabling enhanced control over minority carrier injection and a lower tail current at turn-off, delivering a further reduction in turn-off losses.
What gave MBE researchers fits in the early days was the fact that the HBT is a minority carrier device.
The new automotive-qualified IGBT utilizes IR's thin wafer technology, which ensures shorter minority carrier depletion time and hence faster turn-off.
Silicon diode designers have various techniques to control minority carrier lifetimes in their devices.
Because of the absence of minority carrier injection of SiC there is no reverse recovery of the boosting diode.
headquartered in Budapest, Hungary, was founded in 1989 and pioneered minority carrier lifetime as a tool for metal contamination detection in silicon.
Being a true metal semiconductor -- a majority carrier device (also called "wide-bandgap" semiconductor) -- the SiC diode physical structure is quite different than that of the widely used P-N silicon junction devices which are minority carrier devices.
The new WARP2 IGBTs are made with IR's thin wafer technology, which ensures shorter minority carrier depletion time and fast turn-off.
i-PCD nondestructively measures the minority carrier lifetime, making it especially applicable for product wafers.

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