p-type silicon


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p-type silicon

[′pē ¦tīp ′sil·ə‚kän]
(electronics)
Silicon to which more impurity atoms of acceptor type (with valence of 3, such as boron) than of donor type (with valence of 5, such as phosphorus) have been added, with the result that the hole density exceeds the conduction electron density.
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Compared to p-type silicon solar cells, n-type cells do not suffer from light induced degradation and feature a higher tolerance to common metal impurities.
The presenters will also provide analysis of leakage paths responsible for zero-capacitor random-access-memory data retention, based on the measured gated-diode current via electron-hole generation at interface traps located on the top side and the STI sides of a p-type silicon body as well as generation centers in field-induced junctions.