free hole

free hole

[¦frē ¦hōl]
(solid-state physics)
Any hole which is not bound to an impurity or to an exciton.
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We also saw them popping up around Army barracks, theme parks and hospitals - anywhere where large numbers of people might be milling around where there wasn't a free hole in the wall.
Synthetic ruby is almost completely wear resistant and heat resistan t, and the Bird manufacturing procedure ensures a burr free hole for extremely regulated and consistent flow.
Designed for use in the automotive and other metalworking industries where a burr free hole is required, this tool drills and deburrs both front and rear of a hole in a single pass combining two operations in one step.
The energy-band offsets at the donor/ acceptor interface in organic photovoltaics are key for generating free holes and electrons by photoabsorption.
Zinc oxide is a wide band gap semi-conductor and generating p-type doping impurities that provide free holes is very difficult--particularly in nanowires," says Wang.