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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HANAU, Germany, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Institute for Solar Energy Research Hamelin (ISFH) increases the conversion efficiency of industrial p-type silicon solar cells with screen-printed metal contacts from today's typical 17.
3% efficiency for a production cell using standard commercial-grade p-type silicon wafers.