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ENdopant (in photovoltaic cells) 
chemical added in small amounts to a semiconductor material to modify its electrical properties

NOTE 1 An N-dopant introduces more electrons than are required for the structure of the material (e.g., phosphorus for silicon material)

NOTE 2 A P-dopant creates electron vacancies in the material structure (e.g., boron for silicon material)

TC/SC:82Terms     Info     Publications
Published in:IEC 61836, ed. 2.0 (2007-12) Terms     Info
Reference number:3.1.23

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