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Define the

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(i) Crystalline solid

• A crystal or a crystalline solid is a material whose atoms or molecules are arranged in an orderly manner and forming a crystal lattice extending in all directions.

• Examples are diamonds, metals and salts.

(ii) Frenkel Defect

• Frenkel defect also called dislocation defect is a point defect found in crystalline solids.

• This defect takes place when an atom or an ion of smaller size leaves it site, creating a vacancy and occupies an interstitial site elsewhere.

(iii) n-type semiconductor

• N-type semiconductor is also called extrinsic semiconductor which is doped with a pentavalent element having 5 electrons in its valence shell.

• The pentavalent impurities that are commonly used are phosphorous, arsenic, antimony or bismuth.

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