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Study Guide- Chapter 10 Compare resistance to resistivity. How does conductivity relate to resistivity? Identify the parameters in the conductivity equation and show how the various parameters are affected by the type of material (conductor, semiconductor, and insulator), temperature, purity, and defect concentration. What is the temperature coefficient of resistivity? Know how to sketch and interpret the band structure for a conductor, semiconductor and insulator. ( 29 i i i i N q σ μ =
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Study Guide- Chapter 10, Continued What is the band gap and how does it affect whether a material is semiconductor or an insulator? How do you relate the Fermi-Dirac distribution function to a conductor, semiconductor, and an insulator? How do you combine the Fermi-Dirac distribution with
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Unformatted text preview: the concept of a band gap for a conductor, semiconductor, and insulator? • What is ionic conduction? • For an ionic conductor like a silicate glass, explain why the conductivity is related to the diffusion of the Na + cation. • How is the conduction equation modified for an ionic conductor? Study Guide- Chapter 10, Continued • What is the relationship between temperature and resistivity for a superconducting material? • How do a thermocouple and a thermistor work? • What does the term intrinsic semiconductor mean? • Compare an extrinsic semiconductor to an intrinsic semiconductor . • How is an n-type semiconductor produced, a p-type? • Know all key terms on page 473....
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