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One of the fundamental concepts in electronics is conduction. Different materials conduct an electrical current in as many diverse ways. One example of a good conductor is a metal, such as gold or copper. An example of a bad conductor is glass or an item made of wood. These bad conductors are called insulators. A semiconducting material has conducting properties between these good/bad conductors. It is called a semiconductor, an intermediate between a conductor and an insulator.
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