Results for: Semiconductor

In Physics

Is aluminum a semiconductor?

No, it is a conductor.     It doesn't conduct as well as copper, but it conducts well enough that it's commonly used in high-tension electrical lines (it weighs much le (MORE)

Why is silicon a semiconductor?

Atomic number of silicon is 14. So the electronic configuration is 2,8,4. So there are 4 electrons in outermost orbit. So to complete the octet, it has to get 4 electrons caus (MORE)

What is a semiconductor?

A semiconductor is a solid whose electricalconductivity is in between that of a conductor and that of aninsulator, and can be controlled over a wide range, eitherpermanently (MORE)

Who invented semiconductor why?

Who?     Semiconductors were first discovered in 1833 by Michael Faraday while working at the Royal Institute in London.     The first material which he realised (MORE)

Types of semiconductors?

Semiconductors can either be intrinsic or extrinsic. Intrinsic semiconductors are elements that are in their pure form. These will usually have positive and negative sides bec (MORE)

What are semiconductors?

Semiconductors are insulators at low temperatures and reasonably good conductors at higher temperatures. semiconductors whose ability to conduct electric lies between those o (MORE)

What is the function of a semiconductor?

Semiconductor is solid metal that has conductivity in between those of conductors and insulators.There forbidden energy gap in the energy band is almost equivalent to 1ev. Sem (MORE)
In Science

Where are semiconductors used?

Semiconductors are commonly used in electronic circuit boards.  Semiconductors are the common reasons why capacitors are able to  carry out their tasks in a circuit board.