Semiconductor

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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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A mathematical model has been developed to study the dynamic processes in the electromechanical system used in the production line for the extrusion coating of polyethylene insulation and semiconductive polymer layers on the current-carrying core of ultrahigh-voltage cables.
Caption: FIGURE 2: Energy gap in semiconductive, nonconductive, and conductive material.
Genes'Ink's research has led to a wide variety of products, including conductive silver, semiconductive zinc oxide, RFID inks and security inks that are fluorescent and recognizable under specific frequencies.
QDs are semiconductive nanocrystals which are useful as fluorescent probes because they are extremely stable and fluoresce brightly with a broad absorption spectra and narrow emission bandwidth.
Bulk-heterojunction organic photodetectors based on semiconductive polymers and small molecules are currently among the best performing organic electronic devices," Dr Lilliu said.
In fact, semiconductive nature of anhydrous ferrocyt-[c.sub.3] was proven by direct measurements of conductivity.
There is a critical composition or also called percolation threshold, at which electrical conduction is increased by several orders of magnitude leading the composite from an insulating range to semiconductive and conductive ranges.
Based on the nonuniform distribution of the electric field caused by the semiconductor-metal electrode contact, a monomorph of semiconductive piezoelectric ceramics was researched as an actuator, which can make a bend curvature comparable to bimorph [11].
Carbon fiber is a semiconductive material, having a conductivity of about 1/900th that of copper, though the exact value depends on the number of carbon fibers per braid and other factors [5].
Carbon nanotubes, on the other hand, have been investigated as formaldehyde gas sensors, however there found to be difficulties in segregation of semiconductive and conductive CNTs as well as limited reactivity of the CNTs and the gas.
The high surface area to mass ratio of Nanofibers, in addition to semiconductive behavior for certain types of oxide Nanofibers, encourages the use of these materials in the fabrication of energy devices.
The first step in the study was aimed at creating a conformal layer of gold nanoparticles over the rough topography of cotton, the next layers were either conductive or semiconductive coatings, and the final step was to build the devices.