: relating to or being a semiconductor in which charge is carried by electrons compare p-type

Examples of n-type in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Whether the doping is n-type or p-type depends simply on the direction of the gradient. IEEE Spectrum, 30 Jan. 2024 So the n-type develops a positive voltage potential toward the hot side, while the p-type develops a negative voltage potential in the same direction. Sid Assawaworrarit, IEEE Spectrum, 25 Nov. 2023 The interface between the p-type layer and the n-type slab created a junction just like the one found in a diode: Essentially, the junction is a barrier that allows current to flow easily in only one direction, toward lower voltage. IEEE Spectrum, 20 Nov. 2022 This means constructing both n-type and p-type sources and drains by epitaxy—crystal deposition—and adding different metal gates for the two transistors. Marko Radosavljevic, IEEE Spectrum, 11 Aug. 2022

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Word History


negative + type

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of n-type was in 1946

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“N-type.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/n-type. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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