Sunday, 1 July 2018

Germanium and India

Germanium is a metalloid or semiconductor. Atomic number is 32.
One of the most important property of Germanium is that it has the same crystalline structure similar to Diamond,yet not strong as a Diamond. Diamond is just Carbon.

CLEMEN WINKLER discovered Germanium in 1886. Remember, The first Indian struggle for independence from the British started only in 1857.
And only in 1885 Indian National Congress was established.
Which means Germanium is much older than independent India!

FYI: Zone refining is he method by which we refines pure germanium.

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