Essays Tagged: "Silicon"

Silicon Science: The Job of a System Analyst

Silicon Science: The Job of a System AnalystWhat is it like to be on the forefront of technology? Ne ...

(5 pages) 135 0 4.3 Mar/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

Microprocessors

). More practically a microprocessor is multitudinous transistors squeezed onto as small a piece of silicon as possible to do math problems as fast as possible.Microprocessors are made of many smaller ...

(11 pages) 183 1 4.8 Apr/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

Silicon

Whipped this out in a matter of hours for the english teacher well writtenSilicon is the raw material most often used in integrated circuit (IC)fabrication. It is the second ... d from rocks and common beach sand and put through an exhaustivepurification process. In this form, silicon is the purist industrialsubstance that man produces, with impurities comprising less than on ... rystalline or amorphous. Elemental semiconductorsare simple-element semiconductor materials such as silicon or germanium.Silicon is the most common semiconductor material used today. It isused for dio ...

(5 pages) 91 0 4.0 Feb/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Applications of Silicon

Silicon is an essential element in humans, found in significant concentrations in hair, bone, epider ... luding certain vegetables, grains, rice, and beer have been shown to contain significant amounts of silicon. Silicone is a synthetic form of silicon and includes 40% silicon by weight. The silicones a ... licones are synthetic polymers and are not therefore found naturally. They have a linear, repeating silicon-oxygen backbone akin to silica. However, organic groups attached directly to the silicon ato ...

(2 pages) 79 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Engineering > Manufacturing Engineering

The properties of glass explained by the bonding of Silicon and Oxygen.

The properties of glass lie within the bonding structure of silicon. Silicon cannot form strong ð bonds with oxygen by using its valency 3p orbitals. This is b ... ds with oxygen by using its valency 3p orbitals. This is because of the large nuclear radius of the silicon atom and its orbitals which results in a less effective overlap with the smaller oxygen orbi ... om and its orbitals which results in a less effective overlap with the smaller oxygen orbitals. The silicon atoms then form four single bonds to satisfy the octet rule. Therefore, instead of forming a ...

(2 pages) 70 0 4.6 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Solar power: photovoltaics The journey from photons to electrons

ltage is capable of driving a current through an external circuit and thereby producing useful work.Silicon in solar cellsPhotovoltaic (PV) cells are made of special materials called semiconductors su ... rgy above the cell's energy gap will cause electrons to move and become part of an electric circuit.SiliconLarge numbers of silicon atoms, through their valence electrons, can bond together to form a ...

(6 pages) 45 0 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Science Essays

Aluminum. Number

he third most common element on Earth is aluminum. The only two of greater abundance are oxygen and silicon, thus making aluminum the far most abundant metal on earth. Aluminum has the atomic number t ...

(3 pages) 93 2 4.4 Oct/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Silicon

SiliconSilicon the most common used element on earth was discovered I 1824, by Jons Jacob Berzelius, ... 909°F), density: 2.3296 grams per cubic centimeter, and the phase at room temperature is solid. Silicon gets its name from the Latin word silex. The symbol for silicon is Si. Silicon can be found ... silex. The symbol for silicon is Si. Silicon can be found in group 14 (or IV) of the periodic table.Silicon is prepared by a brown amorphous powder or as a gray-black crystal. Silicon is made by heati ...

(3 pages) 58 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Essay on "The forest of forgetting"

valued, even nurtured, its natural existence. This was a time before steel and concrete and before silicon and copper wire. Many people resent that era as being pre-civilized, overrun by savagery and ...

(2 pages) 25 0 5.0 May/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Group 14 of the Periodic Table of The Elements.

he strength of the Earth's magnetic field, which acts to shield out the radiation that produces 14C.Silicone Symbol-Si Atomic number-14 Atomic Mass- 28.1 Electrons per shell- 2, 8, 4Silicone is most c ... lights, microchips, and lasers. It is a solid and semi-metallic, and dark grey with a bluish tinge. Silicone makes 25.7% of the earths crust and is the second most abundant element besides oxygen. It ...

(5 pages) 22 0 3.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Flextronics International, Ltda

ation may prevail as the most cost-effective model.All the intellectual property is now moving onto silicon. You can make a cell phone on a chip. You can make a router on a chip. Every product is on a ... cell phone on a chip. You can make a router on a chip. Every product is on a trajectory of becoming silicon surrounded by plastic. As this move occurs, more design is no longer a competitive advantage ...

(1 pages) 31 0 2.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies > Computer and Electronics Companies

Assess the impact of the invention of transistors on society with particular reference to their use in microchips and microprocessors.

they were about 0.5 cm3 in volume It was found that transistors could also be miniaturized by using silicon doped with arsenic/gallium. Several million transistors could now be placed on area of 1cm3. ...

(1 pages) 30 0 3.3 Dec/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Carbon Family

Carbon Family The Carbon family is made up of five elements; carbon, silicon, germanium, tin, and lead. This family is found in, group 14. Carbon the first in th ... own. Carbon is used for steel and filters. (Bentor, Yinon. Chemical Elements. com-Carbon.) Silicon, meaning "flint", is the second most abundant chemical compound in the Earth's crust. You ma ... n beach sand. It is found in sand, quartz, rock crystal, amethyst, agate, jasper, and opal. Silicon has a melting point of 1410* C and a boiling point of 2355* C. It's atomic number is 14, it ...

(2 pages) 3181 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Bla

software, but do they know what makes a computer a computer? The Earth Science discovery of silicon and semiconductors helped in the creation of personal computer (PC's). Silicon is a semicond ... things like wood or glass, but not as well as things like copper and silver. These properties make silicon and other semiconductors the target for computer manufactures. Why do these properties make ...

(1 pages) 400 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Capital Budgeting Simulation

I have been hired by Silicon Arts Inc (SAI) to recommend the better of two projects. The goal of the proposals is to incr ...

(3 pages) 169 0 4.6 Jan/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Accounting

Construction of the great pyra

avidovits theory the pyramids were simply casted by means of chemically mixing Natron, aluminum and silicon to produce artificial rock. These three individuals express different ideas on the building ...

(5 pages) 14 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History > Ancient Egypt

Silicon

Silicon. One has probably heard the word before, but what, exactly, is it? Well, that question will ... ly, is it? Well, that question will be answered, along with some other information in this document.Silicon's atomic number is 14, it's weight is 28.0855 (3), and it is a non-metal.Silicon was discove ... it "silicis" meaning flint. He also discovered another element, but it turned out to be a compound.Silicon is very important in modern technology. If silicon wasn't discovered, this might have been t ...

(1 pages) 626 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

The Layers of the Earth

o the more dense and heavy the Rocks from which it is made become. The mantle is composed mostly of silicon, oxygen, iron, and Magnesium. The temperature at the top of the mantle is less than 1300 deg ... o the more dense and heavy the Rocks from which it is made become. The mantle is composed mostly of silicon, oxygen, iron, and Magnesium. The temperature at the top of the mantle is less than 1300 deg ...

(9 pages) 32 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

MBA 540 Analysis on Investment Decision for Silicon Arts, Inc. SAI

Silicon Arts, Inc. (SAI) is a four year old company which manufacturer's digital imaging integrated ...

(3 pages) 35 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Risk Analysis on Investment Decision

cost more than it can possibly generate in revenue the project should be rejected.In this scenario Silicon Arts Inc. is an organization that manufactures digital imaging integrated circuits. The comp ...

(3 pages) 66 2 4.2 Feb/2009

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management