Exactly what is silicon used for

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Dawud Beale, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. Dawud Beale

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    Hi i was just wondering, what exactly is silicon used for in electronic components?

    I'd like to understand more on how it is processed, refined, what is it used in conjunction with and how it is exactly used in the components
     
  2. MaxHeadRoom

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    Simple answer is as a Semi-Conductor, you may also want to look at the forerunners, Germanium & Selenium.
    Max.
     
  3. MaxHeadRoom

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  4. crutschow

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    Here's a good introduction to semiconductors including silicon.
     
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