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Semiconductor

Any substance that conducts electricity more slowly than a conductor. Semiconductors are common in products like computer chips and, as such, may be traded as commodities. Silicon and germanium are both semiconductors.
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He expects readers to have working knowledge in basic mathematics such as complex variables and partial differential equations; some skill in computer programming; and intermediate to advance courses in electromagnetics, quantum mechanics, and solid-state and semiconductor physics.
of New York), Kochelap (theoretical physics, Institute of Semiconductor Physics National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine), and Stroscio's (electrical and computer engineering, and bioengineering, U.

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