P-type meaning

pētīp
Made of material, usually a semiconductor such as silicon, that has been doped with impurities so that it has an excess of electron holes.
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(electronics) Designating or of positive semiconductor material in which there are more holes than electrons and current is carried through it by the movement of the holes.
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(physics) (Of a semiconductor) In which conduction is due to the movement of positive holes rather than electrons.
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Made of material, usually a semiconductor such as silicon, that has been doped with impurities so that it has an excess of electron holes.
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Origin of p-type

  • p(ositive)-type from the behavior of electron holes as carriers of positive charge

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition