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A metalloid that conducts electricity more easily than a true nonmetal but less easily than a metal, for example, silicon, germanium.
a solid crystalline substance whose electric conductivity is intermediate between that of a conductor and that of an insulator. An n-type semiconductor has loosely bound electrons that are relatively free to move about inside the material. A p-type semiconductor is one with holes, or positive traps, in which electrons may be bound. The holes may appear to migrate through the material.
an object that conducts electricity less than a conductor does but more an insulator does.(sem'ē-kŏn-dŭk'tŏr)
A metalloid that conducts electricity more easily than a true nonmetal but less easily than a metal.
a solid crystalline substance the electrical conductivity of which is intermediate between that of a conductor and an insulator.