||<100nm (Can be Customized)
||72.59 g/ mol
||5.35 g/ cm³
|| 937 ºC
Germanium metal is used as a semiconductor in transistors and various other electronic devices.
Germanium(Ge) Nanopowder / Nanoparticles Applications
- Energy applications. As the interest in renewables and our dependence on batteries grows, scientists have been researching any number of possibilities for batteries. Germanium powder and nanowires have shown exceptional promise as nanomaterials for lithium-ion batteries, taking full advantage of the inherently high surface area of the material.
- Medical applications. Some research suggests various medical effects from germanium including anti-inflammatory properties, circulatory improvements, and an impact on the immune system. Despite this, medical applications of germanium remain few, due to serious health concerns in current mechanisms. Researchers are investigating ways nanoparticles may allow targeted usage of germanium, allowing patients to reap benefits without side effects.
- Electronic applications. High speed integrated circuits utilizing germanium in silicon-germanium alloys are growing in popularity; germanium nanopowder plays a crucial role in manufacturing and research in this area.
- Imaging applications. As with many nanoparticles, germanium nanopowder has seen extensive interest from researchers for its unique optical properties, which may make it an ideal material for medical imaging and related endeavors.