A hole in a semiconductor is defined as_____

A hole in a semiconductor is defined as_____

Right Answer is:

The incomplete part of an electrons pair bond

SOLUTION

A hole in a semiconductor is defined as the incomplete part of an electrons pair bond.

  • The absence of the electron in the covalent bond is called a hole.
  • A hole is not a vacancy. A vacancy indicates a missing atom, whereas a hole denotes a missing electron. 
  • This hole acts in many respects as a positive charge because it will attract and capture any electron in the immediate vicinity.
  • Occasionally, a free electron will approach a hole, fill its attraction, and fall into it. This merging of a free electron and a hole is called recombination. 
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