Why are germanium and silicon preferred to other semiconductors in solid state devices?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 4th Jun, 2014, 01:23: PM

Expert Answer:

It is because the energy required to break their covalent bonds is small. (Being 0.7eV for germanium and 1.1eV for silicon.

Answered by  | 4th Jun, 2014, 03:23: PM