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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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