intrinsic semiconductor


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intrinsic semiconductor

n
(Electronics) an almost pure semiconductor to which no impurities have been added and in which the electron and hole densities are equal at thermal equilibrium. Also called: i-type semiconductor
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A PIN diode is a wide un-doped intrinsic semiconductor sandwiched between a p-type and n-type semiconductor.
Doping is the intentional introduction of impurities into an intrinsic semiconductor that allows conduction to occur.
Although the efficiency of each 3J begins to degrade close to 1000 suns due to intrinsic semiconductor series resistance effects, the CuIn[Se.sub.2] device degrades the least up to 3000 suns and surpasses the performance of the LM device.
For our cover story, we focused on intrinsic semiconductor reliability testing with an article called iFail: Predicting end-of-life for future mobile devices (page 14).

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