ABOUT THIS LESSON: Material Science, Semiconductors

Lesson 27 of 33. This lesson presents an overview of materials used in semiconductors. The process to create silicon dies is described. An overview of 3-5 semiconductor materials used in optical devices is presented. Finally, semiconductor materials used in photovoltaic cells are discussed.

Knowledge Check:
Describe what is the band gap of a semiconductor material?
What are n-type and p-type semiconductor materials?
What material is used for photovoltaic cells and why is it used?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Theodore Miner has a B.S. degree in Physics and a degree in Electronics. He has worked for many years in the area of Industrial Control systems. His work involves evaluating materials and components used in electronic systems and performing failure analysis on control systems. His hobbies include tinkering with microcontroller home projects and ham radio.