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Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by mogli_06, Sep 26, 2012.

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  1. mogli_06


    Sep 20, 2012
    When both p type and N type semiconductors are joined together and reverse biased holes in p type and electrons in n type gets attracted towards the terminals the what about minority carriers electrons in p type and holes in n type what they do? and what happen when forward biased?
    please answer me if my question is valid.......
  2. Harald Kapp

    Harald Kapp Moderator Moderator

    Nov 17, 2011
    The minority carriers move opposite to the majority carriers since they have opposite polarity.

    See also here (nota exactly about mayjority/minority carrriers, but a good explanation of a p-n junction).
  3. mogli_06


    Sep 20, 2012
    THANK YOU VERY MUCH......................
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