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A metalloid that conducts electricity more easily than a true nonmetal but less easily than a metal, for example, silicon, germanium.
a solid crystalline substance whose electric conductivity is intermediate between that of a conductor and that of an insulator. An n-type semiconductor has loosely bound electrons that are relatively free to move about inside the material. A p-type semiconductor is one with holes, or positive traps, in which electrons may be bound. The holes may appear to migrate through the material.
n an object that conducts electricity less than a conductor does but more an insulator does.
A metalloid that conducts electricity more easily than a true nonmetal but less easily than a metal.
n a solid crystalline substance the electrical conductivity of which is intermediate between that of a conductor and an insulator.