# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Electronics Systems II Task 258454448

CTE Resource Center - Verso

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Identify semiconductor materials and the rationale behind their use.

Definition

Identification should include
  • germanium and silicon atoms, crystals, and their conductive qualities
    • low/high temperature characteristics
    • holes and current flow
  • conduction in doped germanium and silicon
    • N-type material
    • P-type materials.

Process/Skill Questions

  • Why are semiconductors considered active components?
  • What makes germanium and silicon good elements for semiconductors?
  • How are N-type and P-type materials produced?

Other Related Standards

ITEEA National Standards

16. Energy and Power Technologies