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De generative semiconductor

  1. Nov 22, 2010 #1
    whats the difference between ordinary semiconductor and degenerative semiconductor?
     
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  3. Nov 22, 2010 #2
    ordinary Semiconductor: The Fermi level (Ef) is located within the gap, and its electronic density is around 10^18.

    Degenerative one: Ef is located above the conduction band, and its electronic density is around 10^22. it conducts like a metal which has a low resistivity.
     
  4. Nov 23, 2010 #3
    The correct term is:

    "degenerate statistics"
     
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