intrinsic semiconductor


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intrinsic semiconductor

[in′trin·sik ¦sem·i·kən¦dək·tər]
(solid-state physics)
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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Among specific topics are defects in solids, the decline of Old Quantum Theory, characteristics of Fermi level, intrinsic semiconductors, the variation of photoconductivity with illumination, the origin of magnetization, and a classification of superconductors by their magnetic field behavior.