Translation of silicon in Spanish:

silicon

silicio, n.

Pronunciation /ˈsɪləˌkɑn//ˈsɪlɪkən//ˈsɪlɪk(ə)n/

noun

Computing

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    silicio masculine
    (wafer/chip) de silicio
    (chip/wafer) silíceo
    • Silicosis is caused when silicon, fine particles of rock, enters the lungs and cuts lung tissue.
    • As silicon doesn't conduct electricity, impurities are added so it becomes a conductor.
    • The most common technology for harvesting energy from sunlight is the photovoltaic cell based on silicon.
    • Normally silicon does not emit light as it has an indirect energy band gap.
    • Diamond behaves like silicon when you place it at very high temperatures and pressures.