Substance, or body, which offers a relatively small resistance to the passage of an electric current.
Fr.: semiconducteur extrinsèque
A semiconductor, such as silicon, whose responsive properties can be altered by the addition of impurities. Copper- and mercury-doped germanium are both examples of this semiconductor material.
→ extrinsic; → semiconductor.
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Fr.: semiconducteur intrinsèque
A pure semiconductor containing no → impurity atoms. → extrinsic semiconductor.
→ intrinsic; → semiconductor.
Any of various solid crystalline substances, such as germanium or silicon, which has conducting properties intermediate between metals and insulators.
→ semi-; → conductor.
Fr.: jonction semi-conducteur
In a semiconductor device, a region of transition between semiconducting regions of different electrical properties.
→ semiconductor; → junction.
A material which shows almost perfect conductivity at temperatures approaching absolute zero.