Definition of "p-type" [p-type]

  • (of a semiconductor) having a density of mobile holes in excess of that of conduction electrons (adjective)
  • Associated with or resulting from the movement of holes in a semiconductor (adjective)
  • (Of a semiconductor) in which conduction is due to the movement of positive holes rather than electrons. (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "p-type" in a sentence
  • "Electrons can cross from the spacious boron-silicon (or p-type) layer to the crowded n-type layer, but not the other way."
  • "The crystal wafer is doped with boron to make a p-type semiconductor."
  • "Dope silicon with boron, which has three valence electrons, to create a p-type semiconductor."