• In general terms, anything that accepts something.
  • A species, such as an atom, molecule, or ion, which accepts one or more electrons from an another species. The donating species is called electron donor. Also called electron acceptor.
  • An electron-accepting impurity which is introduced into a crystalline semiconductor. The acceptance of electrons creates holes, which makes for a p-type semiconductor. Also called acceptor impurity or acceptor material.

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