Semiconductors

  • Noel M. Morris
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Part of the Macmillan Basis Books in Electronics book series

Abstract

Electrically speaking, a semiconductor is a material whose value of electrical conductivity lies between that of a good conductor and that of a good insulator (strictly, a semiconductor could also be described as a semi-insulator). To understand the operation of semiconductor devices, it is necessary to grasp the principal electronic features of the structure of atoms and of crystals.

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© Noel M. Morris 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Noel M. Morris
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  1. 1.North Staffordshire PolytechnicUK

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