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Silicon Slugs

High Purity Si Slugs
CAS 7440-21-3

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(2N) 99% Silicon Slugs SI-M-02-SL Request Quote
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(5N) 99.999% Silicon Slugs SI-M-05-SL Request Quote

Formula CAS No. PubChem CID MDL No. EC No Beilstein
Re. No.
Si 7440-21-3 5461123 MFCD00085311 231-130-8 N/A [SiH4] InChI=1S/Si XUIMIQQOPSSXEZ-UHFFFAOYSA-N

PROPERTIES Mol. Wt. Appearance Density Tensile Strength Melting Point Boiling Point Thermal Conductivity Electrical Resistivity Eletronegativity Specific Heat Heat of Vaporization Heat of Fusion MSDS
28.08 Silvery 2330 kg/m³ N/A 1414 °C 2900 °C 1.49 W/cm/K @ 298.2 K 3-4 microhm-cm @ 0°C 1.8 Paulings 0.168 Cal/g/K @ 25°C 40.6 K-Cal/gm atom at 2355 °C 9.47 Cal/gm mole Safety Data Sheet

American Elements specializes in producing high purity uniform shaped Silicon Slugs with the highest possible density High Purity Slugsand smallest possible average grain sizes for use in semiconductor, Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) and Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) processes including Thermal and Electron Beam (E-Beam) Evaporation, Low Temperature Organic Evaporation, Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD), Metallic-Organic and Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD). Our standard Slug sizes range from 1/8" x 1/8" to 1/4" x 1/4" and 3 mm diameter. We can also provide Slugs outside this range for ultra high purity thin film applications, such as fuel cells and solar energy layers. Materials are produced using crystallization, solid state and other ultra high purification processes such as sublimation. American Elements specializes in producing custom compositions for commercial and research applications and for new proprietary technologies. American Elements also casts any of the rare earth metals and most other advanced materials into rod, bar, or plate form, as well as other machined shapes and through other processes such as nanoparticles () and in the form of solutions and organometallics. See safety data and research below and pricing/lead time above. We also produce Silicon as rod, ingot, powder, pieces, disc, granules, wire, and in compound forms, such as oxide. Other shapes are available by request.

Silicon (Si) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbolSilicon (atomic symbol: Si, atomic number: 14) is a Block P, Group 14, Period 3 element with an atomic weight of 28.085. Silicon Bohr MoleculeThe number of electrons in each of Silicon's shells is 2, 8, 4 and its electron configuration is [Ne] 3s2 3p2. The silicon atom has a radius of 111 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 210 pm. Silicon was discovered and first isolated by Jöns Jacob Berzelius in 1823. Silicon makes up 25.7% of the earth's crust, by weight, and is the second most abundant element, exceeded only by oxygen. The metalloid is rarely found in pure crystal form and is usually produced from the iron-silicon alloy ferrosilicon. Elemental Silicon Silica (or silicon dioxide), as sand, is a principal ingredient of glass, one of the most inexpensive of materials with excellent mechanical, optical, thermal, and electrical properties. Ultra high purity silicon can be doped with boron, gallium, phosphorus, or arsenic to produce silicon for use in transistors, solar cells, rectifiers, and other solid-state devices which are used extensively in the electronics industry.The name Silicon originates from the Latin word silex which means flint or hard stone. For more information on silicon, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of silicon products, visit the Silicon element page.

Material Safety Data Sheet MSDS
Signal Word Warning
Hazard Statements H228
Hazard Codes F
Risk Codes 11
Safety Precautions 16-33-36
RTECS Number VW0400000
Transport Information UN 1346 4.1/PG 3
WGK Germany 2
Globally Harmonized System of
Classification and Labelling (GHS)

Silicon Chloride Silicon Foil Aluminium Silicon Magnesium Alloy Silicon Nanoparticles Silicon Pellets
Silicon Fluoride Silicon Metal Silicon Acetate Solution Silicon 2 - Ethylhexanoate Silicon Oxide Pellets
Calcium Silicon Alloy Silicon Oxide Silicon Nanoparticles Silicon Sputtering Target Silicon Wire
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Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes.

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Recent Research & Development for Silicon

  • Magnetic and Electric Hotspots with Silicon Nanodimers. Reuben M Bakker, Dmitry Permyakov, Ye Feng Yu, Dmitry Markovich, Ramón Paniagua-Domínguez, Leonard Gonzaga, Anton Samusev, Yuri S. Kivshar, Boris Luk`yanchuk, and Arseniy I. Kuznetsov. Nano Lett.: February 16, 2015
  • Role of Interfacial Oxide in High-Efficiency Graphene-Silicon Schottky Barrier Solar Cells. Yi Song, Xinming Li, Charles Mackin, Xu Zhang, Wenjing Fang, Tomas Palacios, Hongwei Zhu, and Jing Kong. Nano Lett.: February 16, 2015
  • Directional Fano Resonance in a Silicon Nanosphere Dimer. Jiahao Yan, Pu Liu, Zhaoyong Lin, Hao Wang, Huanjun Chen, Chengxin Wang, and Guowei Yang. ACS Nano: February 15, 2015
  • Tuning the Polymerization Behavior of Silicon-Bridged [1]Ferrocenophanes Using Bulky Substituents. Rebecca A. Musgrave, Andrew D. Russell, George R. Whittell, Mairi F. Haddow, and Ian Manners. Organometallics: February 13, 2015
  • Soft porous silicon rubbers as key elements for the realization of acoustic metamaterials. Kevin Zimny, Aurore Merlin, BA Sidiki Abdoulaye, Christophe Aristégui, Thomas Brunet, and Olivier Mondain-Monval. Langmuir: February 12, 2015
  • Highly Sensitive and Selective Detection of Dopamine Using One-Pot Synthesized Highly Photoluminiscent Silicon Nanoparticles. Xiaodong Zhang, Xiaokai Chen, Siqi Kai, Hong-Yin Wang, Jingjing Yang, Fu-Gen Wu, and Zhan Chen. Anal. Chem.: February 11, 2015
  • The Role of Silicon Nanowire Diameter for Alkyl (chain lengths: C1-C18) Passivation Efficiency through Si-C Bonds. Muhammad Y. Bashouti, Carmelina A. Garzuzi, María de la Mata, Jordi Arbiol, Juergen Ristein, Hossam Haick, and Silke Christiansen. Langmuir: February 10, 2015
  • Shape-dependent light scattering properties of subwavelength silicon nanoblocks. Ho-Seok Ee, Ju-Hyung Kang, Mark Brongersma, and Min-Kyo Seo. Nano Lett.: February 10, 2015
  • Characterization of alkylsilane self-assembled monolayers on silicon by molecular simulation. Juan Manuel Castillo, Mischa Klos, Karin Jacobs, Martin Horsch, and Hans Hasse. Langmuir: February 10, 2015
  • Higher Ionization Energies from Sequential Vacuum-Ultraviolet Multiphoton Ionization of Size-Selected Silicon Cluster Cations. Christian Kasigkeit, Konstantin Hirsch, Andreas Langenberg, Thomas Moller, Jürgen Probst, Jochen Rittmann, Marlene Vogel, Jörg Wittich, Vicente Zamudio-Bayer, Bernd von Issendorff, and J. Tobias Lau. J. Phys. Chem. C: February 9, 2015