Doping A Semiconductor
- One way to increase the conductivity of a semiconductor is by doping.
- Doping is a process of adding a small number of impurities to a semiconductor.
- The impurities added to the semiconductor are called dopants.
- By adding impurity atoms to a conductor can increase its electrical conductivity.
- There are two types of semiconductor depending on the type of impurities doped, namely
- the n-type semiconductor
- the p-type semiconductor