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.
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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
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from Peter Iles
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Energy & Power
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National Museum of American History
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