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EMF is the total voltage that can be supplied by a source of electrical energy (e.g. battery/dynamo). Basically, it encompasses both the voltage that will reflect in the circuit and the voltage that is constantly used up to overcome the resistance r of the component itself. Voltage is equivalent to work done per charge (V= W/q), this applies to EMF as work ...


Yes. Whether the result is a good conductor depends on how localized electrons and holes in the respective bands are (or, saying the opposite phenomenologically: on their mobility). Their recombination time limits for how long you will have even just two charge carriers available for conduction. This tends to make such conduction very energy-inefficient ...

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