germanium


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  • noun

Synonyms for germanium

a brittle grey crystalline element that is a semiconducting metalloid (resembling silicon) used in transistors

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The new approach does not require high temperatures or other crystals to act as seeds to grow the germanium crystal and the researchers said that the new method can be used to produce germanium films with a very large area, allowing for more potential applications.
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The germanium atoms on a semiconductor surface, for example, form three strained bonds with like atoms below, leaving one unlinked "bond" protruding upward.
Because of its importance in these applications, germanium was added to the National Defense Stockpile in the early 1980s.
Laflin, President and CEO of the Company, said, "The first germanium tetrafluoride production run was completed on January 23.
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RASIRC announced independent test results that show high purity hydrogen peroxide vapor delivered to process by RASIRC technology enables removal of carbon-based contaminants from Germanium surfaces.
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Washington, April 14 ( ANI ): Chemists at The Ohio State University have developed a technology for making a one-atom-thick sheet of germanium, and found that it conducts electrons more than ten times faster than silicon and five times faster than conventional germanium.
According to the company, the contract is to upgrade part of the National Defense Stockpile (NDS) high-purity germanium metal inventory to unfinished germanium substrates for multifunction photovoltaic solar cells employed in National Security Space (NSS) applications.
The Ames group also developed a new magnetic-refrigerant material--a combination of gadolinium, germanium, and silicon--that produces the largest cooling effect of any material to date.
The transistor uses a modified design and IBM's proven silicon germanium (SiGe) technology to reach speeds of 210 GigaHertz (GHz) while drawing just a milliamp of electrical current.
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Alloys of germanium are already found in commercial chips, so germanium transistors could be easier to integrate into existing chip-manufacturing processes than transistors made from more exotic materials.