Definitions for "Silicon"
A nonmetalic element analogous to carbon. It always occurs combined in nature, and is artificially obtained in the free state, usually as a dark brown amorphous powder, or as a dark crystalline substance with a meetallic luster. Its oxide is silica, or common quartz, and in this form, or as silicates, it is, next to oxygen, the most abundant element of the earth's crust. Silicon is characteristically the element of the mineral kingdom, as carbon is of the organic world. Symbol Si. Atomic weight 28. Called also silicium.
a mineral and element necessary for bodily functions and growth. Helps build strong bones, teeth and nails, and stimulates calcium absorption. No RDA for silicon has been established. The compound of silicon and oxygen is silica -- see silica. No RDA has been established. This nutrient is essential for some higher animals but has not been proven to be necessary for humans. You can find more information and obtain silicon in our BioArmor(tm) and Bone Essence(tm).
A grey-black non-metallic semiconducting element that occurs in nature as silica and silicates, present in whole grains and in organ meats.
Silicon is one of the principal deoxidizers with the amount used dependent on the deoxidization practice. It slightly increases the strength of ferrite without a serious loss of ductility. In larger quantities, it aids the resistance to scaling up to 500°F in air and decreases magnetic hysteresis loss.
Silicon serves as a principal deoxidizer in steel. Its content in the steel is dependent upon the steel type. Killed steel has the highest percentage of silicon, upwards of 0.60 percent.
Used as a deoxidiser in steelmaking, and also as a strengthening agent. An alloy addition in spring steels (~1.5%), in heat resisting steel (1.5 - 3.5%) and in steel sheet for transformer cores (3%). It is important to be aware silicon can influence the control of post-galvanising, especially in combination with phosphorous.
Silicon is a common mineral that is required, along with calcium, for the development and maintenance of strong bones. It also plays an important role in the formation of collagen and connective tissues, as well as the hair, skin and nails.
A trace mineral found naturally in soil and present in skeletal structures such as bones and teeth.
A non-essential mineral. Tissues such as arteries, tendons, skin, connective tissue, cornea and sclera (white of the eye) contain relatively large amounts of silicon. Collagen, the protein glue that holds us together, contains silicon in silanolate form. While vitamin C functions only as a catalyst in the formation of collagen, silicon is actually a structural part of collagen. Silicon containing substances are found in all cartilage and in the material binding cells together. Silicon may be needed for proper bone structure and growth.
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A material that is added most often to Caulking to aid in durability
A caulk that you cannot paint. A caulk with plenty of substitutes. A caulk with limited applications. A caulk that's tough to remove. A caulk that never hardens completely.
Tubing material used in rig making
A form of silicon sealant especially made for aquaria. Can also be used to glue rocks or other décor items together for safety. Important to ensure all silicon used is specifically for fish tanks, as many bathroom and kitchen silicons contain pesticides and fungicides to prevent mould and mildew. These are highly toxic to your fish and must never be used.
Type of flexible and comfortable plastic. because it is commonly used in nose pads in eyeglasses, people who are allergic to silicone should be aware and seek a different type of nose pad.
A type of plastic used to make some tracheal cannulas.
Light-sensitive substance which generates a minute current when exposed to light.
a hard grey substance extracted from rocks.
Substrate used for making computer chips. A term used in computer hardware, not software.