Tag: thermally-induced movement

  • Semiconductor Basics: Crystals

    Semiconductor Basics: Crystals

    The behavior of electrons and holes is fundamental to understanding how semiconductor devices work. In an intrinsic semiconductor, thermal energy can cause valence electrons to jump to the conduction band, leaving behind a “hole” that can be filled by another electron. This creates thermally-induced electron movement and an equal number of holes moving in the…