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P-type is the name given to a [[Glossary:Semiconductor|Semiconductor]] material doped with an impurity whose atoms have one too few [[Glossary:Electron|electrons]] to match the crystal lattice. These result in [[Glossary:Hole|holes]] which can effectively move about and carry an electric current as positive charges. Think of bubbles in a liquid. These "holes" in the liquid effectively have a negative weight, so tending to rise against gravity.
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P-type is the name given to a [[Glossary:Semiconductor|Semiconductor]] material doped with an impurity whose atoms have one too few [[Glossary:Electron|electrons]] to match the crystal lattice. These result in [[Glossary:Hole|holes]] which can effectively move about and carry an electric current as positive charges. Think of bubbles in a liquid. These "holes" in the liquid effectively have a negative weight and so tend to rise against gravity.

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P-type is the name given to a Semiconductor material doped with an impurity whose atoms have one too few electrons to match the crystal lattice. These result in holes which can effectively move about and carry an electric current as positive charges. Think of bubbles in a liquid. These "holes" in the liquid effectively have a negative weight and so tend to rise against gravity.