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Could we add somewhere that Si has an indirect band gap and add this image of the band structure from German Wikipedia: --MaoGo (talk) 10:07, 13 December 2018 (UTC) What is the best way to add this to the article?--MaoGo (talk) 06:51, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
[The last 1/3 of] the explanation of what "MOS" stands forEdit
There are several places in this article -- (I found 4 of them in the [latest / "current"] "06:16, 2 October 2019" version of the article) -- where it uses the phrase << "Metal-oxide-silicon" >> as an explanation of the meaning of the acronym "MOS". (Actually, 2 of those 4 places it is talking about the "MOS" portion of the acronym "MOSFET".)
Most standard sources of information -- (both within Wikipedia [except for this article] and on other web sites on the internet, and most ink-on-paper books and magazines) -- say that "MOS" stands for "Metal-oxide-semiconductor".
IMHO that is more correct than << "Metal-oxide-silicon" >>. The word "semiconductor" is more general (less specific) than the word "silicon".
This -- [the use of the word "silicon", instead of "semiconductor"] -- might be regarded by some as an instance of one or more of the "examples" given in the Synecdoche#Examples section of the article about Synecdoche; -- especially the sub-sections "Specific class name referring to general set of associated things" and "Referring to material actually or supposedly used to make something".
Even if that is true, it does not make the use of the word "silicon" a better choice here. (...and neither does the title of this article.) IMHO it should be changed (all 4 places in this article) to "Metal-oxide-semiconductor".