Semiconductor Materials – 4 – 3

161. If a small amount of phosphorus is added to silicon :

(a) The conductivity decreases
(b) The silicon will be a p-type semiconductor
(c) The phosphorus becomes an acceptor impurity
(d) There will be more free electrons than holes in the semiconductor

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162. The electrical resistivity of :

(a) Intrinsic semiconductor decreases with decreases of temperature
(b) Intrinsic semiconductor decreases with increases of temperature
(c) Metals is independent of temperature at high temperature
(d) Metals decreases with increasing temperature

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163. A piece of silicon or germanium at 0˚C is :

(a) An insulator
(b) A semiconductor
(c) A conductor
(d) A superconductor

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164. A piece of copper and another of germanium are cooled from room temperature to 80 K. The resistance of :

(a) Each of them increases
(b) Each of them decreases
(c) Copper increases and germanium decreases
(d) Copper increases and germanium increase

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165. The electrical conductivity of a pure silicon or germanium sample can be increased by :

(a) Increasing the temperature Doping it with acceptor impurity
(b) Doping it with acceptor impurity
(c) Doping it with donor impurity
(d) Shining ultraviolet light on it

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