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diamond  single-crystal carbon; material featuring outstanding semiconductor properties; wide bandgap semiconductor; in theory the best semiconductor, in practice very difficult to form in shapes and quantities compatible with manufacturing of semiconductor devices; also, restrictions on p-n junction formation due to the lack of adequate dopants.

Reference: More information on semiconductor materials
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diamond lattice  crystal structure which belongs to the face-centered cubic class of crystals; several semiconductors, most notably silicon, crystallize following diamond lattice.

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Face-Centered Cubic, FCC, cell  the crystalline structure of key semiconductors is based on the FCC cell; FCC cell along with body-centered cubic (BCC) and simple cubic cell belongs to the cubic system; diamond lattice (e.g. Si, Ge) and zinc blend lattice (e.g. GaAs, GaP) are FCC sublattices.
zinc blend lattice  crystal structure which belongs to the cubic-crystal family; most ot the III-V compound semiconductors have a zincblend lattice.

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