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In an n-type silicon, which of the following statement is true: (a) Electrons are majority carriers and trivalent atoms are the dopants. (b) Electrons are minority carriers and pentavalent atoms are the dopants. (c) Holes are minority carriers and pentavalent atoms are the dopants. (d) Holes are majority carriers and trivalent atoms are the dopants.

In an n-type silicon, which of the following statement is true: (a) Electrons are majority carriers and trivalent atoms are the dopants.
(b) Electrons are minority carriers and pentavalent atoms are the dopants.
(c) Holes are minority carriers and pentavalent atoms are the dopants.
(d) Holes are majority carriers and trivalent atoms are the dopants.

Grade:11

1 Answers

Gaurav
askIITians Faculty 164 Points
6 years ago
Hello Student
In an n-type silicon holes are minority carriers and pentavalent atoms are the dopants as it is formed by doping of a pentavalent atom in a tetravalent crystal.

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