Website Detail Page

published by the Physics Education Technology Project
This webpage contains an interactive simulation that is a schematic illustration of conduction in semiconductors. Users can create doped semiconductors and PN junctions and explore their behavior as a function of applied voltage. The simulation gives a representation of how the electron population created by doping results in physical properties of semiconductor devices.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Electricity & Magnetism
- Semiconductors and Tubes
= Diodes
= Semiconductors
General Physics
- Properties of Matter
Modern Physics
- Condensed Matter
- Lower Undergraduate
- Upper Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- application/java
- text/html
  • Currently 4.0/5

Rated 4.0 stars by 1 person

Want to rate this material?
Login here!


Mirror: http://phet.colorado.edu/sims/semiconductor/s…
Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2005 PHET and University of Colorado
Additional information is available.
Keywords: PN junction, band gap, diode, doping, n-type, p-type, semiconductor
Record Cloner: Metadata instance created October 2, 2006 by Gifford Weber
Record Updated: May 28, 2011 by Lyle Barbato
Last Update
when Cataloged:
August 11, 2006
Other Collections:
ComPADRE is beta testing Citation Styles!

Record Link
AIP Format
(Physics Education Technology Project, Boulder, 2005), WWW Document, (http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/semiconductor).
AJP/PRST-PER
PhET Simulation: Semiconductors (Physics Education Technology Project, Boulder, 2005), <http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/semiconductor>.
APA Format
PhET Simulation: Semiconductors. (2006, August 11). Retrieved July 31, 2014, from Physics Education Technology Project: http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/semiconductor
Chicago Format
Physics Education Technology Project. PhET Simulation: Semiconductors. Boulder: Physics Education Technology Project, August 11, 2006. http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/semiconductor (accessed 31 July 2014).
MLA Format
PhET Simulation: Semiconductors. Boulder: Physics Education Technology Project, 2005. 11 Aug. 2006. 31 July 2014 <http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/semiconductor>.
BibTeX Export Format
@misc{ Title = {PhET Simulation: Semiconductors}, Publisher = {Physics Education Technology Project}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {31 July 2014}, Month = {August 11, 2006}, Year = {2005} }
Refer Export Format

%T PhET Simulation: Semiconductors
%D August 11, 2006
%I Physics Education Technology Project
%C Boulder
%U http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/semiconductor
%O application/java

EndNote Export Format

%0 Electronic Source
%D August 11, 2006
%T PhET Simulation: Semiconductors
%I Physics Education Technology Project
%V 2014
%N 31 July 2014
%8 August 11, 2006
%9 application/java
%U http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/semiconductor


Disclaimer: ComPADRE offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure. Please refer to the style manuals in the Citation Source Information area for clarifications.

Citation Source Information

The AIP Style presented is based on information from the AIP Style Manual.

The APA Style presented is based on information from APA Style.org: Electronic References.

The Chicago Style presented is based on information from Examples of Chicago-Style Documentation.

The MLA Style presented is based on information from the MLA FAQ.

Have experience with this material? Login to leave a comment sharing your experience.

Know of a related resource? Login to relate this resource to other material across the web.

Know of a better resource? Suggest it!

See a problem with this material's physics or description? Contact us!