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Semiconductor

Semiconductors; Components, parts & accessories

A material which has limited electrical conductivity, half way between a conductor and an insulator.

Semiconductor devices

Semiconductors; Components, parts & accessories

Devices utilising semiconductor materials in some way, e.g. radios, computers, telephones etc.

Solar cells

Semiconductors; Components, parts & accessories

Large semiconductor devices which convert light energy into electrical energy.

Semiconductor diode

Semiconductors; Components, parts & accessories

A crystal of semiconductor material connected to two electronic terminals, which only allows current to flow through it in one direction. Diodes can be used to convert alternating current into direct ...

Doping

Semiconductors; Components, parts & accessories

Introducing impurities into an otherwise pure semiconductor material to change its conductivity.

Extrinsic semiconductor

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A semiconductor material which has been 'doped' in a minor way to change its electrical properties.

Degenerate semiconductor

Semiconductors; Components, parts & accessories

A semiconductor material which has been 'doped' in a major way so that it acts more like a metal, i.e. with high conductivitiy.

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