By Shane Lasley
Data Mine North 

Out of this world germanium properties

Critical Minerals Alliances 2022 - September 12, 2022

 

Last updated 9/15/2022 at 3:04pm

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The largest use for germanium is in fiber-optic cables, where it helps to prevent the loss of signal over long distances.

Tech metalloid boasts superior semiconductor, optical qualities

From NASA's Gateway space station that will serve as a critical outpost circling the Moon to more down-to-Earth applications such as quantum computers that are millions of times faster than their classical counterparts and fiber optic cables that send data at the speed of light, germanium is among the techiest of the tech...



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