charge neutrality

charge neutrality

[¦chärj nü′tral·əd·ē]
(plasma physics)
The near equality in the density of positive and negative charges throughout a volume, which is characteristic of a plasma.
(solid-state physics)
The condition in which electrons and holes are present in equal numbers in a semiconductor.
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The charge neutrality equation under nonequilibrium is given by
These calculations solve the charge neutrality equation self-consistently for a four-band model (three conduction sub-bands at [GAMMA], L, and X and one equivalent valence band at [GAMMA]) of GaSb.
It might also dispel any remaining doubts about the charge neutrality of atoms.