Question

When arsenic is added as an impurity to silicon, the resulting material is

Solution

Correct option is

n-type semiconductor

Arsenic is pentavalent. The addition each impurity atom makes an extra electron available for conduction. Thus the current carries are mainly electrons. Hence such semiconductors are called n-type semiconductors (n stands for negative current carriers).

SIMILAR QUESTIONS

Q1

In a transistor, a change of 8.0 mA in the emitter current produces a change of 7.8 mA in the collector current. What change in the base current is necessary to produce the same change in the collector current?

Q2

In a common emitter amplifier, the output resistance is  and the input resistance . In the peak value of the signal voltage is 10 mV and , then the peak value of the output voltage is 

Q3

The base current of a transistor is  and the collector current is 2 mA. What is the current gain for the common base configuration? 

Q4

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Q5

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Q6

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Q7

The transfer ratio  of a transistor is 50. The input resistance of the when used in the common emitter configuration is . The peak value of the collector ac current for an ac input voltage for 0.01 V peak is

Q8

In a common base transistor circuit, the current gain is 0.98. On changing in the emitter current by 5.00 mA, the change in the collector current is

Q9

On increasing the reverse bias to a large value in a pn junction diode, the current  

Q10

What is the voltage gain in a common emitter amplifier, where the input resistance is  and load resistance ? Given .