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- Metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor : A type of field-effect transistor with four electrical contacts and three layers: a metal top layer (connected to the gate contact), separated by an insulating layer (usually an oxide layer) from a semiconductor layer (connected to the body contact). The gate voltage switches "on" and "off" the electrical connection between a source and drain contact at the semiconductor surface.
- Bipolar transistor : A three-terminal semiconductor device used for switching and amplification.
- Electronic band structure : The very closely spaced energy levels available to electrons in solids, which are separated from each other by energy gaps.
- Electronic switch : Electronic switches are devices that can stop or start an electric current as a result of the absence (or presence) of a control signal.
- Field effect : The alteration of the conductivity of a material near its surface caused by the penetration of an applied electric field.
- Mode (electronics) : A range of operation of an electrical device set by its bias condition or, when no signals are present, its quiescent or operating point.
- Schottky diode : A two-terminal electrical device consisting of conductive gate (for example, a metal) on top of a semiconductor body used for switching, rectification and photo-detection
- Semiconductor : A substance (usually a solid) with electrical conductivity intermediate between metals and insulators.
- Semiconductor diode : Two-terminal device that conducts current in only one direction, made of two or more layers of material, of which at least one is a semiconductor.