Hi, Lately, I've been trying to compare and understand conduction properties of metals and semiconductors. However, there are two question on my mind that I'm still trying to figure out. Maybe someone here might be able to provide some clues. 1. It is known that a linear increase of the electric field over a semiconductor results in a corresponding linear increase of the drift velocity of the carriers. However, after a certain field strength, the carrier drift velocity saturates and doesn't increase linearly with the field anymore. My question is, does velocity saturation occur in metals too after a certain limit and if not, why? 2. According to what I have been able to find, the mobility for semiconductors is higher than for metals. For example, electron mobility in intrinsic silicon is μ=0,135m^2/Vs while electron mobility in copper is μ=0,0044m^2/Vs. Of course, copper is still a much better conductor due to the high concentration of free electrons. However I'm trying to figure out: why is mobility larger in semiconductors?