P-n junction

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p-n junction
 
n
electronics a boundary between a p-type and n-type semiconductor that functions as a rectifier and is used in diodes and junction transistors

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p-n junction

noun
the junction between a p-type semiconductor and an n-type semiconductor; "a p-n junction has marked rectifying characteristics" 
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