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semiconductor-metal transition

Any transition from a semiconductor to a metallic state under the influence of a temperature or pressure change or both. Examples:
  1. Ti2O3: band-edge crossing in a semiconductor to semimetal transition.
  2. SmS: localized level crossing a band edge. In SmS hydrostatic pressure above the critical pressureP c ≈ 0.65 GPa broadens the Sm-5d band to make the band edge cross the Sm-4 f 6 level.
  3. A localized-itinerant transition.
  4. A switching transition.
PAC, 1994, 66, 577 (Definitions of terms relating to phase transitions of the solid state (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 590
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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