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Difference between Intrinsic and Extrinsic Semiconductor

Manish Kumar Saini
Updated on 01-Jun-2022 13:46:59
Semiconductor devices are extensively used in the field of electronics. A semiconductor is a substance whose resistivity lies between conductors and insulators. Semiconductors have negative temperature co-efficient. The resistance in semiconductors increases with the decrease in temperature and vice versa. The conducting properties of a semiconductor changes, when a suitable metallic impurity is added to it.In this article, we will highlight the major differences between intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors by considering different parameters such as doping level, conductivity, charge density, etc.What is an Intrinsic Semiconductor?A semiconductor material in its pure form is known as an intrinsic semiconductor. Thus, the intrinsic ... Read More