Definition of n-type in English:



  • Denoting a region in a semiconductor in which electrical conduction is due chiefly to the movement of electrons.

    Often contrasted with p-type
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘If you go back and look at the early days of the semiconductor revolution, you see that there were many ideas for how to build gate sets out of n-type and p-type transistors.’
    • ‘Also a transparent n-type device is needed to make a transparent transistor.’