silicon nitride


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silicon nitride

[′sil·ə·kən ′nī‚trīd]
(inorganic chemistry)
Si3N4 A white, water-insoluble powder, resistant to thermal shock and to chemical reagents; used as a catalyst support and for stator blades of high-temperature gas turbines.
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silicon nitride

(Si3N4) A silicon compound capable of holding a static electric charge and used as a gate element on some MOS transistors.
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Geographically, the global silicon nitride market is segmented into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa and South America.
Through this approach, a thermometer that could measure fast and small temperature changes were successfully produced, with the measurements being performed through the nano-thin silicon nitride membrane.
Almost every Formula 1 engineering team uses ball and roller bearings with silicon nitride rolling elements, thanks to their light weight (the ceramic material has only 40 percent of the density of steel), low friction properties and resistance to high temperatures and vibration.
For example, silicon nitride is a large bandgap (~5 eV) deposited material that is compatible with CMOS fabrication technology.
Lin, "Effects of rare-earth (RE) intergranular adsorption on the phase transformation, microstructure evolution, and mechanical properties in silicon nitride with [RE.sub.2][O.sub.3]+MgO additives: RE=La, Gd, and Lu," Journal of the American Ceramic Society, vol.
Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Amedica develops medical-grade silicon nitride ceramics, markets spinal fusion products, and is developing a new generation of wear- and corrosion-resistant implant components for hip and knee arthroplasty.
Also, we made the reference measurements, which gave us corrected values of the Scholte wave propagation at the water and silicon nitride interface (1380 m/s versus 1410 m/s) and at the isopropanol and silicon nitride interface (1125 m/s versus 1170 m/s).
Executives attributed the spike to a 41 percent jump ($3.2 million) in silicon nitride ceramic product revenue over the prior-year period due to increased market adoption of the Valeo spinal interbody devices and the company's focus on its core silicon nitride technology.
In the contraption, a laser bounces off one side of a square membrane of silicon nitride, just 500 micrometers on a side, coated in aluminum.
Black silicon technology can eliminate the plasma-enhanced chemical vapour deposition (PECVD) of silicon nitride currently in solar cell production lines.
At present, hydrogen containing silicon nitride ([SiN.sub.x]:H) thin film deposited by plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition (PECVD) is widely used as ARC and passivation layer for crystalline silicon solar cells [5, 6].