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metallurgical silicon

metallurgical silicon

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Description (Brief)
Solar cells come in many shapes and sizes, and are manufactured with a variety of materials. The element silicon has proven to be very versatile and relatively inexpensive for making many different types of electronic devices. This example of metallurgical silicon shows an early stage of processing the material.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
material sample
Measurements
container: 1/2 in x 7 1/4 in x 5 3/4 in; 1.27 cm x 18.415 cm x 14.605 cm
ID Number
2016.0061.03
accession number
2016.0061
catalog number
2016.0061.03
Credit Line
from Peter Iles
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Energy & Power
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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