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I think everyone must be right. (I'm certainly not going to contradict two-time physics Nobel Laureate John Bardeen.) Schottky diodes have very short reverse-recovery times (switching from the conducting to the blocking state), so there can't be any significant minority-carrier currents, because it's extracting those minority carriers that slows down the ...


There is a very nice demonstration that you can treat holes as positively charged carriers in the Hall effect. As you may know, to observe the Hall effect we place a semiconductor in a magnetic field and pass a current through it. We observe a polarization (voltage) at right angles to both the current and the magnetic field as a consequence of the Lorentz ...

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