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Distinguish between p and n-type semiconductors?

  1. May 10, 2004 #1
    how can i use the hall effect to destinguish between p and n-type semiconductors?

    i thank u in advance
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  3. May 10, 2004 #2


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    This question is difficult to answer without the use of figures, so look here:


    Pay particular attention to the polarity of the hall voltage and how you connect the voltmeter.

  4. May 11, 2004 #3


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    In particular, the polarity of the Hall Voltage depends on the sign of the majority charge carriers. eg: p-type => holes are majority charge carriers => positive charge.
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