## semiconductor-metal transition

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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 pressure $$P_{\text{c}}\approx 0.65\ \mathrm{GPa}$$ broadens the Sm-5d band to make the band edge cross the Sm-$$4\text{f}^{6}$$ level.
3. A localized-itinerant transition.
4. A switching transition.
Source:
PAC, 1994, 66, 577. 'Definitions of terms relating to phase transitions of the solid state (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)' on page 590 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac199466030577)