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amorphous semiconductor
Computer model of amorphous silicon
Also called thin film, a non-crystalline semiconductor material that has no long-range order. Although easier and cheaper to make than a crystalline semiconductor, it is less efficient and slowly degrades over time. A layer of amorphous semiconductor, such as copper indium diselenide, cadmium telluride, gallium arsenide, or amorphous silicon, a few microns or less in thickness, is used to make solar cells.


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