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See below for silicon properties.
|Melting point, °C||1412|
|Surface tension, liquid at mp, mN/m||736|
|Thermal linear expansion @25°C||2.55 x 10-6|
|Thermal conductivity @27°C, W/(m x °C)||159|
|Specific heat capacity (solid), J/(kg x °C)||712|
|Thermal coefficient of refractive index @ 25°C||1.50 x 10-4|
|Modulus of rupture, MPa||125|
|Young modulus (E), Pa||1.89 x 1010|
|Shear modulus (G), Pa||7.99 x 1010|
|Solubility in water insoluble||Insoluble|
Below is the refractive index of silicon wafers.
According to the formula
where e0 = 11.67 is static permittivity, refractive index of
silicon tends to 3.416, when wavelength tends to infinity
(to 1000 μm and more in our case).
Below is a table shows the electrical properties of silicon.
|Intrinsic resistivity, kOhm x cm||240|
|Intrinsic electron drift mobility, cm2/(V x s)||1500|
|Number of intrinsic electrons, cm-3||.22 x 1010|
|Ohm x cm (n-type), 1015/cm3||2.93|
|1 Ohm x cm (p-type), 1015/cm3||7.33|
|Intrinsic hole drift mobility, cm2/(V x s)||600|
|Band gap, minimum, eV||300 K||1.14|
The semiconductor industry generates greater $300 Billion annualy in gross sales. The majority of sales are associated with silicon. A hiccup in this industry, say if Moore's Law is finally reached then a collapse in the global economy could happen and quickly!
Below are just some of Silicon Wafer Real-World Uses
Would you upgrade your current computer if it provided no increase in performance? Would companies update server farms if yesterday's technology is just as good? Would you pay ten times the amount for a computer or mobile device with new composite chips that may replace silicon chips? Probably not. This could rapidly slow computer upgrades and replacements and could conceivabally throw the world into a recession or worse. This potential tech correction would be larger than the dot.com bust of the early 2000s.
So what uses are so important that the world cannot live without it?
For starters your phone's microchips.
Your current vehicle's sensors.
The future Driverless vehicle sensors.