Carrier, Charge


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Carrier, Charge

 

(or simply carrier), a particle or quasi-particle that is capable of carrying an electric charge through a given substance. The term is most frequently used in solid-state physics, where the charge carriers are usually conduction electrons and holes.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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