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A security that increase in price during a trading day. That is, a gainer has a higher price at the close than it did at the open. See also: Loser.
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A security that has risen in price during a specified period. Compare loser.
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Stocks that increase in value over the course of the trading day are described as gainers or advancers.

Those that increase the most in relation to their opening price are called percentage gainers, or percentage winners. Those that go up the greatest number of points are called net gainers, or dollar winners.

On a day that the stock market indexes go up, there are typically more gainers than there are losers or laggards -- stocks that have lost value. And on a day where there's little change, there are likely to be similar numbers of gainers and losers.

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Similarly, an [Al.sub.0.3][Ga.sub.0.7]As/GaAs TJ interconnects the middle GaInAs to the [Ga.sub.x][In.sub.1-x]P CGB layers (as described above) followed by a bottom n-p heterojunction.
The material properties for the remaining III-V semiconductor materials can be found elsewhere [23], with the specific data for GaInAs obtained from the literature for bandgap [35], electron affinity [35], effective density of states [18], carrier mobilities [30], optical data based on interpolation between GaAs [34] and InAs 36], and lastly, minority carrier recombination lifetimes for radiative [37], for Shockley-Read-Hall [38], and for Auger [18].
The effective lifetimes for carriers in CuIn[Se.sub.2] and for GaInAs are illustrated in Figure 5 as a function of TDD, where a threshold density is defined as one which reduces the effective lifetime by a factor of 2.
Comparatively, the photocurrent of the LMM device degrades 16.7% since its bottom GaInAs subcell does not have the same shunt-like behavior as the CuIn[Se.sub.2] subcell.