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100 1  McWhan, Denis.|0
245 10 Sand and silicon :|bscience that changed the world /
       |cDenis McWhan. 
264  1 Oxford :|bOxford University Press,|c2012. 
300    1 online resource (1 volume) :|billustrations 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    computer|bc|2rdamedia 
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504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; 
       Preface; Contents; List of Figures; 1 Submarines, Clocks, 
       and Sensors; 2 The Architecture of Sand; 3 How Pure is 
       Pure?; 4 Impurities are Key; 5 The Sun Shines Bright; 6 
       How Small is Small?; 7 Through the Looking Glass; 8 Sand 
       is Everywhere; Bibliography; Index 
520    This is a story about sand and how science and silicon 
       changed our lives. Over the last century, science taught 
       us how to take this most common material and create the 
       products on which we depend. It allows us to determine the
       atomic structure of materials and to grow novel, new 
       materials atomic layer by atomic layer. The principles of 
       thermodynamics are used to transform sand into ultra pure 
       silicon. Quantum mechanics gave birth to the electronic 
       age and the computer chip in which dopants are precisely 
       placed in ultra pure silicon. The absorption and emission 
       and reflection of quanta of light, photons, underlies 
       solar cells, light emitting diodes, radiation detectors 
       and optical fibers. This book follows the history of these
       scientific discoveries and relates them to the products 
       made from sand. 
588 0  Print version record. 
650  0 Sand.|0 
650  0 Silicon|0
       |xIndustrial applications|0
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