Definition of charge carrier in English:

charge carrier

Syllabification: charge car·ri·er

noun

Physics
  • 1A particle that carries an electric charge.
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    • Now think of a charge carrier - an electron, say - in the n-type region.
    • The n- and p- stand for Negative and Positive, as the dominant charge carrier in n-type materials are the negative electrons.
    • In a conductor, say a metal wire, the charge carriers are able to move under the influence of even a tiny electric field.
  • 1.1A mobile electron or hole by which an electric charge passes through a semiconductor.
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    • At these low temperatures the mobility edge can be probed without the complication of thermal activation - a process that assists charge carrier transport in semiconductors due to large thermal energy at high temperatures.
    • We can now take a moment to discuss some of the properties of the two types of charge carriers; electrons and holes.
    • This is due to the difficulty of maintaining control of charge carriers moving through the transistor when using only a single gate.

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