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Silicon Germanium Sputtering Target Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula GeSi
Molecular Weight 100.715
Appearance Target
Melting Point N/A
Boiling Point N/A
Density N/A
Solubility in H2O N/A
Exact Mass 101.898 g/mol
Monoisotopic Mass 101.898 g/mol

Silicon Germanium Sputtering Target Health & Safety Information

Signal Word N/A
Hazard Statements N/A
Hazard Codes N/A
Risk Codes N/A
Safety Statements N/A
Transport Information NONH for all modes of transport

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Date Created: 5/15/2015
Date Revised: 5/15/2015


Product Name: Silicon Germanium Sputtering Target

Product Number: All applicable American Elements product codes, e.g. SI-GE-02-ST, SI-GE-03-ST, SI-GE-04-ST, SI-GE-05-ST, SI-GE-06-ST

Relevant identified uses of the substance: Scientific research and development


Classification of the substance or mixture Classification according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 The substance is not classified as hazardous to health or the environment according to the CLP regulation. Classification according to Directive 67/548/EEC or Directive 1999/45/EC N/A Information concerning particular hazards for human and environment: No data available Hazards not otherwise classified No data available Label elements Labelling according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 N/A Hazard pictograms N/A Signal word N/A Hazard statements N/A WHMIS classification Not controlled Classification system HMIS ratings (scale 0-4) (Hazardous Materials Identification System) Health (acute effects) = 0 Flammability = 0 Physical Hazard = 0 Other hazards Results of PBT and vPvB assessment PBT: N/A vPvB: N/A


Substances CAS No. / Substance Name: 7440-56-4 Germanium 7440-21-3 Silicon


Description of first aid measures General information No special measures required. If inhaled: Seek medical treatment in case of complaints. In case of skin contact: Generally the product does not irritate the skin. In case of eye contact: Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. If symptoms persist, consult a doctor. If swallowed: If symptoms persist consult doctor. Information for doctor Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed No data available Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed No data available


Extinguishing media Suitable extinguishing agents Special powder for metal fires. Do not use water. For safety reasons unsuitable extinguishing agents Water Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture If this product is involved in a fire, the following can be released: Metal oxide fume Advice for firefighters Protective equipment: No special measures required


Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures Not required. Environmental precautions: Do not allow material to be released to the environment without official permits. Do not allow product to enter drains, sewage systems, or other water courses. Do not allow material to penetrate the ground or soil. Methods and materials for containment and cleanup: Pick up mechanically. Prevention of secondary hazards: No special measures required. Reference to other sections See Section 7 for information on safe handling See Section 8 for information on personal protection equipment. See Section 13 for disposal information.


Handling Precautions for safe handling Keep container tightly sealed. Store in cool, dry place in tightly closed containers. Information about protection against explosions and fires: No special measures required. Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities Requirements to be met by storerooms and receptacles: No special requirements. Information about storage in one common storage facility: Not required. Further information about storage conditions: Keep container tightly sealed. Store in cool, dry conditions in well-sealed containers. Specific end use(s) No data available


Additional information about design of technical systems: No further data; see section 7. Control parameters Components with limit values that require monitoring at the workplace: The product does not contain any relevant quantities of materials with critical values that should be monitored at the workplace. Additional information: No data Exposure controls Personal protective equipment Follow typical protective and hygienic practices for handling chemicals. Maintain an ergonomically appropriate working environment. Breathing equipment: Not required. Protection of hands: Not required. Penetration time of glove material (in minutes) No data available Eye protection: Safety glasses Body protection: Protective work clothing.


Information on basic physical and chemical properties Appearance: Form: Solid in various forms Odor: Odorless Odor threshold: No data available. pH: N/A Melting point/Melting range: No data available. Boiling point/Boiling range: No data available. Sublimation temperature / start: No data available Flammability (solid, gas) No data available. Ignition temperature: No data available Decomposition temperature: No data available Autoignition: No data available. Danger of explosion: No data available. Explosion limits: Lower: No data available Upper: No data available Vapor pressure at 20 °C (68 °F): No data available. Density at 20 °C (68 °F): No data available. Relative density No data available. Vapor density N/A Evaporation rate N/A Solubility in Water (H2O): No data available. Partition coefficient (n-octanol/water): No data available. Viscosity: Dynamic: N/A Kinematic: N/A Other information No data available


Reactivity No data available Chemical stability Stable under recommended storage conditions. Thermal decomposition / conditions to be avoided: Decomposition will not occur if used and stored according to specifications. Possibility of hazardous reactions No dangerous reactions known Conditions to avoid No data available Incompatible materials: No data available Hazardous decomposition products: Metal oxide fume


Information on toxicological effects Acute toxicity: The Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) contains acute toxicity data for this substance. LD/LC50 values that are relevant for classification: No data Skin irritation or corrosion: Generally the product does not irritate the skin. Eye irritation or corrosion: No irritant effect. Sensitization: No sensitizing effects known. Germ cell mutagenicity: No effects known. Carcinogenicity: No classification data on carcinogenic properties of this material is available from the EPA, IARC, NTP, OSHA or ACGIH. Reproductive toxicity: No effects known. Specific target organ system toxicity - repeated exposure: No effects known. Specific target organ system toxicity - single exposure: No effects known. Aspiration hazard: No effects known. Subacute to chronic toxicity: The Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) contains multiple dose toxicity data for this substance. Additional toxicological information: To the best of our knowledge the acute and chronic toxicity of this substance is not fully known. Carcinogenic categories OSHA-Ca (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) Substance is not listed.


Toxicity Aquatic toxicity: No data available Persistence and degradability No data available Bioaccumulative potential No data available Mobility in soil No data available Additional ecological information: Do not allow material to be released to the environment without official permits. Avoid transfer into the environment. Results of PBT and vPvB assessment PBT: N/A vPvB: N/A Other adverse effects No data available


Waste treatment methods Recommendation Consult official regulations to ensure proper disposal. Uncleaned packagings: Recommendation: Disposal must be made according to official regulations.


UN-Number DOT, ADN, IMDG, IATA N/A UN proper shipping name DOT, ADN, IMDG, IATA N/A Transport hazard class(es) DOT, ADR, ADN, IMDG, IATA Class N/A Packing group DOT, IMDG, IATA N/A Environmental hazards: N/A Special precautions for user N/A Transport in bulk according to Annex II of MARPOL73/78 and the IBC Code N/A Transport/Additional information: DOT Marine Pollutant (DOT): No


Safety, health and environmental regulations/legislation specific for the substance or mixture National regulations All components of this product are listed in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Toxic Substances Control Act Chemical substance Inventory. All components of this product are listed on the Canadian Non-Domestic Substances List (NDSL). SARA Section 313 (specific toxic chemical listings) Substance is not listed. California Proposition 65 Prop 65 - Chemicals known to cause cancer Substance is not listed. Prop 65 - Developmental toxicity Substance is not listed. Prop 65 - Developmental toxicity, female Substance is not listed. Prop 65 - Developmental toxicity, male Substance is not listed. Information about limitation of use: For use only by technically qualified individuals. Other regulations, limitations and prohibitive regulations Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) according to the REACH Regulations (EC) No. 1907/2006. Substance is not listed. The conditions of restrictions according to Article 67 and Annex XVII of the Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH) for the manufacturing, placing on the market and use must be observed. Substance is not listed. Annex XIV of the REACH Regulations (requiring Authorisation for use) Substance is not listed. REACH - Pre-registered substances Substance is listed. Chemical safety assessment: A Chemical Safety Assessment has not been carried out.


Safety Data Sheet according to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH). The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. The information in this document is based on the present state of our knowledge and is applicable to the product with regard to appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any guarantee of the properties of the product. American Elements shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product. See reverse side of invoice or packing slip for additional terms and conditions of sale. COPYRIGHT 1997-2016 AMERICAN ELEMENTS. LICENSED GRANTED TO MAKE UNLIMITED PAPER COPIES FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY.

About Silicon Germanium Sputtering Target

American Elements specializes in producing high purity Silicon Germanium Sputtering Targets with the highest possible density High Purity (99.99+%) Silicon Germanium Sputtering Targetand smallest possible average grain sizes for use in semiconductor, chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and physical vapor deposition (PVD) display and optical applications. Our standard sputtering targets for thin film deposition are available monoblock or bonded with planar target dimensions and configurations up to 820 mm with hole drill locations and threading, beveling, grooves and backing designed to work with both older sputtering devices as well as the latest process equipment, such as large area coating for solar energy or fuel cells and flip-chip applications. Rotary (cylindrical), round, rectangular, square, ring, annular, oval, "dog-bone" and other shaped targets are available in standard, custom, and research sized dimensions . All targets are analyzed using best demonstrated techniques including X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF), Glow Discharge Mass Spectrometry (GDMS), and Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP). 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. Please request a quote above for more information on lead time and pricing.

Silicon Germanium Sputtering Target Synonyms

Si-Ge, SiGe, amorphous germanium-silicon Si1−xGex, Ge:Si (80:20), Ge:Si (50:50), Ge:Si (90:10), Ge:Si (60:40), Si-Ge(2 wt% Ge)

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula Si-Ge
MDL Number N/A
EC No. N/A
Pubchem CID 10313087
IUPAC Name germanium; silicon
SMILES [Si].[Ge]
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/Ge.Si

Packaging Specifications

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 Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

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Related Elements


See more Germanium products. Germanium (atomic symbol: Ge, atomic number: 32) is a Block P, Group 14, Period 4 element with an atomic weight of 72.63. Germanium Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of germanium's shells is 2, 8, 18, 4 and its electron configuration is [Ar] 3d10 4s2 4p2. The germanium atom has a radius of 122.5 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 211 pm. Germanium was first discovered by Clemens Winkler in 1886. In its elemental form, germanium is a brittle grayish white semi-metallic element. Germanium is too reactive to be found naturally on Earth in its native state. High Purity (99.999%) Germanium (Ge) MetalIt is commercially obtained from zinc ores and certain coals. It is also found in argyrodite and germanite. It is used extensively as a semiconductor in transitors, solar cells, and optical materials. Other applications include acting an alloying agent, as a phosphor in fluorescent lamps, and as a catalyst. The name Germanium originates from the Latin word "Germania" meaning "Germany," For more information on germanium, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of germanium products, visit the Germanium element page.


See more Silicon products. Silicon (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 SiliconSilica (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.


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