Germanium Micron Powder
The chemical element germanium was discovered in 1886 by Clemens Winkler. Germanium is considered a semiconductor semimetal, which in its natural form is solid. Its color is grayish-white, leaning towards silver-gray, it is brittle and retains its luster at ordinary temperature. This chemical element can be found in silver, zinc, copper and lead minerals. Its utility is very diverse, although it is sometimes limited by the high cost it has, however, it is used in combination with silicon in high-speed integrated circuits to achieve an increase in its performance. Germanium Micron Powderis also used in the manufacture of fluorescent lamps and LEDs, in solar panels, when combined with oxygen, it can be used in the manufacture of lenses for cameras and microscopes and the core of fiber optic keys. In the military area, it is used in thermal imaging applications and for fire-fighting. At airports, it is used for the detection of radiation sources.