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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
(3N) 99.9% Silicon Slugs SI-M-03-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

  • Coherent Visible-Light-Generation Enhancement in Silicon-Based Nanoplasmonic Waveguides via Third-Harmonic Conversion. 2015 Jun 5 Sederberg S, Elezzabi AY. Phys Rev Lett. 2015 Jun 5
  • Photoluminescent Mesoporous Silicon Nanoparticles with siCCR2 Improve the Effects of Mesenchymal Stromal Cell Transplantation after Acute Myocardial Infarction. 2015 Jun 25 Lu W, Xie Z, Tang Y, Bai L, Yao Y, Fu C, Ma G. Theranostics. 2015 Jun 25
  • Optical Polarization of Nuclear Spins in silicon carbide. 2015 Jun 19 Falk AL, Klimov PV, Ivády V, Szász K, Christle DJ, Koehl WF, Gali Á, Awschalom DD. Phys Rev Lett. 2015 Jun 19
  • Compact models for carrier-injection silicon microring modulators. 2015 Jun 15 Wu R, Chen CH, Fedeli JM, Fournier M, Cheng KT, Beausoleil RG. Opt Express. 2015 Jun 15
  • Free-carrier electro-refraction modulation based on a silicon slot waveguide with ITO. 2015 Jun 15 Baek J, You JB, Yu K. Opt Express. 2015 Jun 15
  • Frequency comb offset detection using supercontinuum generation in silicon nitride waveguides. 2015 Jun 15 Mayer AS, Klenner A, Johnson AR, Luke K, Lamont MR, Okawachi Y, Lipson M, Gaeta AL, Keller U. Opt Express. 2015 Jun 15
  • Influence of BaTiO<sub>3</sub> ferroelectric orientation for electro-optic modulation on silicon. 2015 Jun 15 Castera P, Tulli D, Gutierrez AM, Sanchis P. Opt Express. 2015 Jun 15
  • Free-Standing Kinked silicon nanowires for Probing Inter- and Intracellular Force Dynamics. 2015 Jul 22 Zimmerman JF, Murray GF, Wang Y, Jumper JM, Austin JR 2nd, Tian B. Nano Lett. 2015 Jul 22
  • Anomalous Stagewise Lithiation of Gold-Coated silicon nanowires: A Combined In-Situ Characterization and First-Principles Study. 2015 Jul 21 Chou CY, Seo JH, Tsai YH, Ahn JP, Paek E, Cho MH, Choi IS, Hwang GS. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2015 Jul 21
  • Mapping Local Cytosolic Enzymatic Activity in Human Esophageal Mucosa with Porous Silicon Nanoneedles. 2015 Jul 21 Chiappini C, Campagnolo P, Almeida CS, Abbassi-Ghadi N, Chow LW, Hanna GB, Stevens MM. Adv Mater. 2015 Jul 21
  • A Highly Responsive Silicon Nanowire/Amplifier MOSFET Hybrid Biosensor. 2015 Jul 21 Lee J, Jang J, Choi B, Yoon J, Kim JY, Choi YK, Myong Kim D, Hwan Kim D, Choi SJ. Sci Rep. 2015 Jul 21