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Semiconductor behaviour

  1. Oct 6, 2008 #1
    which expermient we should do to proof that a material's semiconductor??
    thanks for replying
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  3. Oct 6, 2008 #2


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    Temperature versus resistivity, tunneling spectroscopy, etc... etc.

  4. Oct 6, 2008 #3
    if you apply a temperature gradient it should generate a potential.
  5. Jan 24, 2009 #4
    Hall effect is pretty cool
  6. Jan 25, 2009 #5

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    Conductors also show the Hall effect.
  7. Jan 25, 2009 #6
    i guess a metal is meant by conductor.

    you' re right, metals also show hall effect but temperature dependent Hall effect measurements (e.g. between 20K and 800K) show the different behaviour of metals and semiconductors. In addition, the Hall voltage is typically much lower in metals.
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