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A binary compound consisting of silicon and a more electropositive element.


(Elements & Compounds) any one of a class of binary compounds formed between silicon and certain metals


(ˈsɪl əˌsaɪd, -sɪd)

a compound of two elements, one of which is silicon.
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Noun1.silicide - any of various compounds of silicon with a more electropositive element or radical
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
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Researchers at Kyoto University have found that molybdenum silicides can improve the efficiency of turbine blades in ultrahigh-temperature combustion systems.
He concludes with exhaustive reviews of the literature on the processing, mechanical behavior, and oxidation behavior of selected structural silicides and aluminides.
Contributed by scientists from Europe, Asia, and the US, the 30 chapters explain the surface properties of alloys, the properties of surface alloys, surfaces of compound semiconductors, the physical properties of surface silicides, the properties of oxide surfaces, and surfaces of simple ionic crystals, ice, quasicrystals and related intermetallic alloys, and amorphous/glassy materials.
1) Development of sub-22nm process technologies: From silicides to copper (Cu), to the introduction of low-k and high-k/metal gates, imec s R&D has explored techniques to overcome interconnect metallization issues.
In our lab, we were able to produce alkali metal silicides, which basically are made from sodium and silicon, which, in turn, are produced from salt and sand," said James Dye, SiGNa's co-founder and University Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Emeritus at MSU.
A more specific sampling of topics: droplet impact behavior on flat surface with different surface properties, thermo-mechanical materials analysis, ultra rapid sintering of ceramics, microstructure and properties of nanoclay reinforced asphalt binders, interfacial reaction between optical glasses and various protective films and mold materials, galvanized coatings produced in a hot dip simulator, and diffusion in binary silicides of iron and molybdenum, among many other topics.
The results indicated that niobium silicides could be formed at the beginning, which blocked further reactions between carbon and niobium to form niobium carbides.
Thin interlayers of [beta]-phase are located between lamellae of [alpha]-phase and edged by fine silicides of eutectic origin (secondary silicides).
In combustion synthesis processing, powders of titanium and silicon are mixed, compressed, and ignited in an inert atmosphere to form binary silicides.
He addresses the use of sputtering targets and sputtered films in the microelectronic industry; sputtering and thin film deposition; the performance of sputtering targets and productivity; sputtering target manufacturing; sputtering targets and thin films for integrated circuits, flat panel displays, photovoltaics, silicides, and magnetic data storage; and troubleshooting.
Chemists and material scientists examine such aspects as the decomposition kinetics of MAX phase in extreme environments, the effect of transition metal silicides on microstructure and mechanical properties of ultra-high temperature ceramics, designing polymer-derived ceramics for applications at ultra-high temperatures and in extreme environments, reactive melt infiltration of carbon fiber reinforced ceramic composites, wetting and joining structural ceramic components, and tungsten composites reinforced with carbide particles in extreme hazard environments.