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When one chooses to regard the current as being carried by positive

than ... electrons, the electrons are best regarded as merely the absence of

i.e., levels occupied by electrons are to be considered unoccupied by

When one chooses to regard the current as being carried by positive

**holes**ratherthan ... electrons, the electrons are best regarded as merely the absence of

**holes**;i.e., levels occupied by electrons are to be considered unoccupied by

**holes**.Page 598

To deduce the dependence on V of the current that flows when a p-n junction is "

biased" by the application of an external voltage, we must consider separately

the currents of electrons and

shall ...

To deduce the dependence on V of the current that flows when a p-n junction is "

biased" by the application of an external voltage, we must consider separately

the currents of electrons and

**holes**. Throughout the discussion that follows weshall ...

Page 599

The resulting generation current is insensitive to the size of the potential drop

across the depletion layer, since any

side, will be swept through to the p-side.9 2. A

the ...

The resulting generation current is insensitive to the size of the potential drop

across the depletion layer, since any

**hole**, having entered the layer from the n-side, will be swept through to the p-side.9 2. A

**hole**current flows from the p- tothe ...

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### Contents

The Dmle Theory of Metals | 1 |

The Sommerfeld Theory of Metals | 29 |

Failures of the Free Electron Model | 57 |

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