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graded junction  composition of the layer located at the junction between two materials featuring different lattice constants is gradually modified to accomodate this changes; also a p-n junction in which dopant concentrataion is gradually varied from one region to another.
p-n junction  p-type and n-type semiconductors are brought to contact in order to create a potential barrier; height of the potential barrier is controlled by the voltage applied between p- and n-type regions; in homojunctions p- and n-type regions are formed in the same semiconductor typically by locally changing its doping from p to n, or vice versa; in heterojunctions p- and n-type regions are made out of different semicodnuctors.
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