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- Semiconductors

Module 1.2

Semiconductor Materials Quiz

Use the information given in Semiconductors Module 1.0 and 1.1. Submit your answers and see how many you get right. If you get any answers wrong, just re-read the suggested module or section to find the right answer, and learn more about Semiconductor Materials as you go.



An element is a sub-division of matter. Which of the following can be described as an element?


Which of the following does not carry an electric charge?


How many neutrons are present in an atom of silicon?


Which of the following describes the arrangement of electrons in an atom of silicon?


Which of the following describes the amount of resistivity present in a semiconductor?


Why does thermal runaway happen in a semiconductor?


The valence electrons in a silicon atom are present in which of the following electron shells?


Which of the following could be used as a donor atom used to produce N type semiconductor material?


What would be a typical proportion of donor atoms added to pure silicon during the fabrication of P type silicon?


What type of diode uses a compound of gallium arsenide in its construction?


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