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MAST Semiconductors Module Experiment 3 Let There Be Light

Photoconductive properties of semiconductors. Uses cadmium sulfide photocell subjected to varying light intensities to quantify its electrical resistance properties.
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Developer Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Illinois (UIUC)
1304 W. Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801

phone: (217) 333-1441
Student Level 2-Y technical or community college, undergrad
Activities Laboratory
Topic Properties (Photoconductivity)
Format HTML, Print
MatEdU Core Competencies 6D. Apply Concepts of Light and Sound
7D. Identify the General Nature of Semiconductors and Optical Materials
Instruction Time 60 minutes
Supplies and Equipment Cadmium sulfide photocell. Misc. electrical equipment, standard chem. lab equipment
Evaluation Comments Includes data analysis table and teachers guide. Approximately 30 minutes to prepare experiment by teacher. The use of a computer would be extremely useful in plotting the data after collection.
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Cost $40
Date 2009-02-27
Original Reviewer Peter Arrigoni
Updated Review By Hsien-Lin Huang
Date Of Record Creation 2009-02-27 22:40:10
Date Of Record Release 2009-02-27 22:52:00
Date Last Modified 2016-01-28 15:38:44

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