Definition of n-type in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈenˌtīp/


Denoting a region in a semiconductor in which electrical conduction is due chiefly to the movement of electrons. Often contrasted with p-type.
Example sentences
  • For this purpose, an n-type region in which electrons are negatively charged majority carriers is grown on a p-type base in which holes are positively charged majority carriers or vice versa.
  • Because there's such a high concentration of electrons in the n-type region, the diffusion currents are extremely strong, and electrons flow at an enormous rate.
  • Tin oxide, which has an excess of electrons available for conduction, is an n-type semiconductor.

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Syllabification: n-type

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