GaAs Wafer | 11 Interesting Facts About Gallium Arsenide


May 29, 2018

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Gallium arsenide, or GaAs, is a compound of the elements gallium and arsenic. It is used in the manufacturing of devices. These include microwave frequency integrated circuits, monolithic microwave integrated circuits, infrared light-emitting diodes, laser diodes, solar cells and optical windows. Let’s take a look at some interesting facts about Gallium Arsenide and the GaAs wafer.

Facts About Gallium Arsenide

  1. The atomic number of Gallium is 31 and it's in group 13 of the periodic table.
  2. It is a soft, shimmering metal with a gleaming surface.
  3. Because of its softness, Gallium can be cut with a blade.
  4. The low melting point of Gallium is 29.7°C.
  5. Gallium will liquefy if held in the human hand.
  6. Gallium's boiling point is around 2,400°C and density of Gallium is 5.9037 grams for every cubic centimeter.
  7. There are two naturally occurring isotopes of gallium, gallium-69, and gallium-71.
  8. By sending an electric current through something like gallium oxide, pure gallium metal can be obtained.
  9. Gallium arsenide can be found in LEDs.
  10. It is a relatively copious element on earth.
  11. Gallium arsenide can turn an electrical current into light.

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