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1: Semiconductor Fundamentals

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    25312
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    Learning Objectives

    After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

    • Define the term semiconductor.
    • Describe the differences between conductors, semiconductors and insulators in terms of atomic energy levels.
    • Describe the atomic structure of mono-crystalline silicon.
    • Detail the effect of doping on a silicon crystal.
    • Describe the differences between P material and N material.
    • Draw the energy level diagrams for P- and N-type materials.


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