silane

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sil·ane

(sĭl′ān′)
n.
Any of a group of highly reactive hydrocarbons containing tetravalent silicon instead of carbon.
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Monosilane is an industrial gas that is used to form silicon films on thin film silicon solar cells and a variety of electronic devices in the semiconductor industry.
The new plant is the very first monosilane facility that Evonik Group will build outside Europe and is expected to contribute significantly to environmental technologies, such as solar power generation.
Dow Corning's monosilane plant has a capacity of 4,000 metric tons per year.
The plant's consistent purity and our track record of quality in silicon-based products make monosilane from Dow Corning a switch customers can make with confidence.
Dow Corning Monosilanes Facility (Photo: Dow Corning)
This significant investment to become a leading supplier of monosilane for thin film solar technology will expand our feedstock offering and will further reinforce Dow Corning's position as a material supplier across multiple solar technologies," said Eric Peeters, global executive director, Dow Corning Solar Solutions.
This significant investment to become a leading supplier of monosilane for thin film solar technology will expand our feedstock offering and will further reinforce our position as a value-added material supplier to the solar industry," said Eric Peeters, global executive director, of Dow Corning Solar Solutions.
Construction of both the polysilicon expansions and the new monosilane site will begin immediately.