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Can a semi-conductor ( germanium or silicon) or a semi-metal ( graphite ) carry an induced charge ?

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What do you mean by induced charge? An unequal number if electrons to positive charges? – boyfarrell Feb 23 '13 at 6:07
Can it carry a net charge by induction like metals i think – Abdelrahman Esmat Feb 23 '13 at 12:02

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