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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Also, the location of the p-n junction much closer to the surface than in normal solar cells radically improves the minority carrier charge transport and thus the amount of electricity that can be extracted from the cell.
The new automotive-qualified IGBT utilizes IR's thin wafer technology, which ensures shorter minority carrier depletion time and hence faster turn-off.
We used to be the minority carrier between Manchester and London.
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.
Natcore-sponsored research, conducted by Professor Andrew Barron's group in combination with research by Natcore scientists working at the Ohio State University, resulted in a 20-fold increase in a parameter called minority carrier lifetime for the LPD-coated black silicon, compared to the uncoated black silicon surface.
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.
Ahrenkiel, the Principal Scientist and Team Leader for the program, is a specialist in the area of minority carrier and recombination lifetime analysis of semiconductor materials.

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