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The most important electronics terms, demystified in one place.


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Related to resistance, resistivity has a length component, giving the resistance per unit length. This resistivity in semiconductor materials changes dramatically depending on the doping level.

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Resistivity, ρ (or rho), has units of ohms-cm, and is the primary parameter used to distinguish among insulators, conductors, and semiconductors.

Microelectronic Circuit Design, 4th Edition by Richard C. Jaeger & Travis N. Blalock

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