single-carrier theory

single-carrier theory

[′siŋ·gəl ¦kar·ē·ər ′thē·ə·rē]
(solid-state physics)
A theory of the behavior of a rectifying barrier which assumes that conduction is due to the motion of carriers of only one type; it can be applied to the contact between a metal and a semiconductor.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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