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  • Printable solar cells just got a little closer

    A U of T Engineering innovation could make printing solar cells as easy and inexpensive as printing a newspaper. Dr. Hairen Tan and his team have cleared a critical manufacturing hurdle in the development of a relatively new class of solar devices called perovskite solar cells. This alternative sola more

  • Dream diodes with a graphene interlayer

    A team of researchers, affiliated with UNIST has created a new technique that greatly enhances the performance of Schottky Diodes (metal-semiconductor junction) used in electronic devices. Their research findings have attracted considerable attention within the scientific community by solving the co more

  • 1,000 times more efficient nano-LED opens door to faster microchips

    The electronic data connections within and between microchips are increasingly becoming a bottleneck in the exponential growth of data traffic worldwide. Optical connections are the obvious successors but optical data transmission requires an adequate nanoscale light source, and this has been lackin more

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Silicon is a very abundant and important element. more

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The Chemistry of Silly Putty

Silly putty (or science putty, as it’s sometimes referred to) is an odd material. Stretch it slowly and it happily deforms, and can be molded very easily. However, pull it apart with enough force and it’ll snap clean in two. It flows imperceptibly slowly, as if it were a thick liquid, but when rolle more

Group 4 Elements

This latest infographic focuses on the Group 4 (Group 14 in IUPAC nomenclature) elements. One extra fact to add for the curious: although tin has the greatest number of stable isotopes, Xenon trumps it comprehensively if unstable isotopes are also included in the count, with well over 30 possible is more

The Chemical Elements of a Smartphone

There are an isolated few graphics online that look at elements involved in the manufacture of a smartphone – for example, this ‘Periodic Table of iPhones’ – but there’s actually remarkably little easily accessible information out there that details the specific compounds used for specific purposes more

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  • Global Polysilicon Market Report: 2011 Edition

    Polysilicon has a major influence on its end markets - Semiconductor and Photovoltaic industry. Polysilicon is the substrate upon which primarily all semiconductors are manufactured. Polysilicon is an important component for silicon-based solar cells. Consumption of solar industry grew more than its more

  • Global Metallic Silicon Market: An Analysis

    Silicon metal is used by the chemical and aluminum industries as a key input or raw material into large number of consumer and industrial products, which range from cosmetics, sealants, computer chips to solar panels. Worldwide silicon metal market entered an average-growth phase in 2010, in respons more

  • Chemplast Sanmar Limited (506355) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

    Chemplast Sanmar Limited (Chemplast Sanmar) engages in manufacturing and sale of chemical products. Chemplast Sanmar is a subsidiary of the Sanmar Group. Chemplast Sanmar's product portfolio includes PVC, caustic soda, chlorine, silicon wafers, refrigerant gases, methylene chloride, chloroform, T more

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  • The Best Measurement

    It is now more than 30 years since attempts started to find a way of defining the kilogram based on an atomic constant or a fundamental physical constant. Since then, two methods have advanced sufficiently far to make it likely that there will be a new definition within the coming years, namely the Watt balance ­experiment for determination of Planck‘s constant h and the Avogadro experiment for determining the ­Avogadro Constant NA. more

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Silicon

Silicon Silicon ( or , ) is the chemical element that has the symbol Si and atomic number 14. A tetravalent metalloid , silicon is less reactive than its chemical analog carbon . As the eighth most common element in the universe by mass, sil ... more

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