semiconducting compound

semiconducting compound

[¦sem·i·kən¦dək·tiŋ ′käm‚pau̇nd]
(solid-state physics)
A compound which is a semiconductor, such as copper oxide, mercury indium telluride, zinc sulfide, cadmium selenide, and magnesium iodide.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Choi and postdoctoral researcher Tae Woo Kim found that if they heated an electrode made of the semiconducting compound bismuth vanadate to 350 degrees Celsius while flowing nitrogen gas over it, some of the nitrogen was incorporated into the compound.
Once they'd mastered the technique, the researchers used it to create a wee transistor from a nanocrystal of cadmium selenide, a semiconducting compound. A year later, the team used the same method to make another transistor from the 60-carbon-atom, soccer ball-shape molecule known as a buckyball (SN: 7/13/02, p.