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Dow Corning GmbH, Germany

Dow Corning is a global leader in silicon-based technology and innovation. more

Silicium de Provence, France

Silicium de Provence is a company dedicated to the production of highly pure silicon for high power solar cells. The high quality polysilicon chunks can be used in any casting and wafering process, leading to highest efficiency solar cells. With an initial annual output of more than 4,500 metric more

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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 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

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



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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