single-crystal material

Definitions

Electronics

  • A crystalline material in which there is long-range order. Such a material has no grain boundaries, so it is completely uniform throughout the entire crystal, regardless of its size. The lack of grain boundaries provides for higher efficiency than a polycrystalline material (1), which has said boundaries. Used, for instance, as semiconductor materials of the highest quality.
  • A crystalline material consisting of one type of crystal.
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