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Related to intrinsic semiconductor: Extrinsic semiconductor
intrinsic semiconductor[in′trin·sik ¦sem·i·kən¦dək·tər]
A semiconductor in which the concentration of charge carriers is characteristic of the material itself rather than of the content of impurities and structural defects of the crystal. Also known as i-type semiconductor.
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