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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The schematic arrangement of nodes on the surface of wire (1), semiconductive screen by wire (2), surface of the insulation (3), and semiconductive screen by insulation (4)
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There is a dissipation or semiconductive region roughly in the center of the conductance/resistance spectrum that allows dissipation without electrical discharge.
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Bonding resistance between the conductive and semiconductive items of the vehicle system shall be <1 [ohm].
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Nevertheless, Ovshinsky posited that thin films of amorphous materials could have semiconductive properties rivaling those of crystalline silicon.
Some tantalum-polymer chips, such as the Kemet KO Series, are available to over 220 [micro]F and offer ESRs as low as 7 m[OMEGA] by shunning the convention semiconductive [MnO.
In this context, the focus on their recent synthetic work has been aimed at fashioning material s like ferroelectric barium titanate, nanocrystalline tin dioxide, mesoporous silica, photoactive titanium dioxide, and redox active and semiconductive poly (ferrocenylsilanes) as opal and inverse opal architectures, made of solid or hollow micro-spheres, with perceived utility that include optoelectronics, chemical sensing, chromatography, catalysis, microelectronics packaging, chemical delivery, acoustic insulation, light harvesting solar cells and magnetic data storage.