• Germanium - Wikipedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germanium Germanium is a chemical element with the symbol Ge and atomic number 32. It is a lustrous, hard-brittle, grayish-white metalloid in the carbon group, chemically similar to its group neighbours silicon and tin.Pure germanium is a semiconductor with an appearance similar to elemental silicon. Like silicon, germanium naturally reacts and forms complexes with oxygen in nature.
  • Germanium: Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Dosage, and ...

    www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-459/germanium Overview Information Germanium is a chemical element. People use it as medicine. Despite serious safety concerns, germanium is used for heart and blood vessel conditions, including high blood ...
  • germanium | Properties, Uses, & Facts | Britannica

    www.britannica.com/science/germanium Germanium, a chemical element between silicon and tin in Group 14 (IVa) of the periodic table, a silvery-gray metalloid, intermediate in properties between the metals and the nonmetals. It did not become economically significant until after 1945, when its properties as a semiconductor in electronics were recognized.
  • Germanium Supplement: Benefits, Uses, Side Effects, Dosage ...

    www.medicinenet.com/germanium/supplements-vitamins.htm Germanium is a chemical element. People use it as medicine. Despite serious safety concerns, germanium is used for heart and blood vessel conditions, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease; for eye conditions, including glaucoma and cataracts; and for liver conditions, including hepatitis and cirrhosis.. Some people use germanium for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid ...
  • Germanium | Ge - PubChem

    pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/germanium Germanium is mainly a byproduct of zinc ore processing. It is a hard, grayish-white element; it has a metallic luster and the same crystal structure as diamond; and it is brittle, like glass.In addition, it is important to note that germanium is a semiconductor, with electrical properties between those of a metal and an insulator. The development of the germanium transistor opened the door to ...
  • Facts About Germanium | Live Science

    www.livescience.com/29520-germanium.html Germanium is a silvery white metalloid. This is a 2-by-3 centimeter piece of polycrystalline germanium, weighing about 12 grams.
  • Germanium - Element information, properties and uses ...

    www.rsc.org/periodic-table/element/32/Germanium Germanium's existence was predicted before anyone isolated it. This was a triumph for Dmitri Mendeleev in his construction of the periodic table. By 1869, Mendeleev had assembled a crude table of the known elements, arranging them according to their chemical properties and atomic weights. But his table had a number of prominent gaps.
  • Germanium Properties, History and Applications

    www.thoughtco.com/metal-profile-germanium-2340135 Germanium transistors had a tendency to fail at high temperatures, a problem that could be solved with silicon. Until Teal, no one had been able to produce silicon with a high enough purity to replace germanium, but after 1954 silicon began replacing germanium in electronic transistors, and by the mid-1960s, germanium transistors were virtually ...
  • Germanium: Health Benefits, Uses, Side Effects, Dosage ...

    www.rxlist.com/germanium/supplements.htm Germanium is LIKELY SAFE when taken by mouth in amounts normally found in the diet. A typical daily diet includes 0.4-3.4 mg of germanium.. Spirogermanium, a specific form of germanium, is POSSIBLY SAFE when injected intravenously (by IV) in recommended amounts by a licensed professional. Propagermanium, another form of germanium, is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth in recommended doses for ...
  • Is Germanium a Miracle Cure?

    www.healthline.com/health/is-germanium-a-miracle-cure Germanium can break down your kidney tissue, causing kidney damage. In some cases, germanium can even cause chronic kidney failure and death. Due to these risks, most doctors recommend avoiding ...