Narrow-gap semiconductor

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Narrow-gap semiconductors are semiconducting materials with a band gap that is comparatively small compared to that of silicon, i.e. smaller than 1.11 eV at room temperature. They are used as infrared detectors or thermoelectrics.

List of narrow-gap semiconductors[edit]

Further information: List of semiconductor materials


Dornhaus, R., Nimtz, G., Schlicht, B. (1983). Narrow-Gap Semiconductors. Springer Tracts in Modern Physics 98, ISBN 978-3-540-12091-9 (print) ISBN 978-3-540-39531-7 (online)

Nimtz, G. (1980), Recombination in Narrow-Gap Semiconductors, Physics Reports, 63, 265-300