We don’t normally think of computers, radios, and cell phones as products of chemistry, but none of these devices would be possible without specialized chemical manufacturing components and techniques. The integrated circuits at the heart of these tools depend on the unique electrical properties of certain inorganic elements such as silicon, germanium, and gallium.
00:00 Opening Credits
01:30 Element of the Week: Germanium
03:25 Conversation with Henry Kressel
07:35 Listener feedback
09:55 Quote: William Shockley
10:15 Closing Credits
Special thanks to Anke Timmermann for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.
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