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The most important electronics terms, demystified in one place.

Intrinsic semiconductor

Our Take

An intrinsic semiconductor is an undoped semiconductor, or semiconductor in the raw form without any impurities to add current carriers to the basic semiconductor material. In an intrinsic semiconductor, the number of holes and free electrons are equal.

Book Definition

A semiconductor material with only one type of atom.

Grob’s Basic Electronics, 11th Edition by Mitchel E. Schultz

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