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semi-insulating semiconductor  semiconductor featuring very high resistivity; only undoped semiconductors with very low intrinsic carrier concentration (relatively wide energy gap) can display semi-insulating characteristics; e.g. GaAs with intrinsic carrier concentration ~106 cm-3 can be semi-insulating while Si with an intrinsic carrier concentration of ~1010 cm-3 cannot; semi-insulating semiconductors allow better electrical isolation between adjacent devices.
intrinsic semiconductor  undoped semiconductor material, i.e. semiconductor which does not display either n- or p-type conductivity; free electrons and holes result only from band-to-band generation, and hence, feature the same concentration (n=p).
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