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SSPD_Chapter 2.2.1 and Chapter 2.2.2 give the Solid State Equivalent of Vacuum Devices and the Crystalline Structure of Silicon.

2.2.1.solid state equivalent of all the vacuum tube devices.

Vacuum Tube Devices Solid State Equivalent
Photo-multiplier Tube Photo-diode/Op/.Amp.
Ruby and Gas LASER PN Junction Diode LASER
Cathode Ray Oscilloscope Flat Panel Display- LCD (Liquid Crystal Devices) and LED(Light-emitting Devices) version
T.V. Camera. Charge-Couple Device Camera.
Thyratron Thyristor or SCR(Silicon Contol Rectifier)
Vacuum Tube Triode and Pentode Bipolar Junction Transistor(BJT), MOSFET(Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field-Effect-Transistor),JFET(Junction-FET)

2.2.2. crystalline structure of silicon

Silicon is a Group IV element with 4 electrons in its outermost orbit. Each Silicon atom is co-valently bond to 4 neighbouring Si atoms. In the process the octave is completed for all the Si stoms except those on the surface of the specimen. The surface has dangling bonds which need to be passivated. The crystalline structure of Silicon is called Diamond Lattice Structure.

Silicon has a lattice constant of ‘a’=5.43A° at 300K. It is two interpenetrating FCC(Face-Center-Cube) lattice with one sub-lattice displaced with respect to the other by quarter of the distance along the cross diagonal of the cube.

The whole diamond lattice cube is divided into 8 sub-cubes.Two sub-cubes in the upper half and two sub-cubes in the lower half contain the tetrahedral structure. The four sub-cubes are so arranged that the top view gives seamless continuity of co-valent sharing of the electrons with four neighbouring atoms as shown in Figure 2.2.4.

Tetrahedral structure shown in Figure 2.2.3. is repeadted throughout the lattice space as a consequence there are:

4 body atoms = 4 × 1 = 4 atoms

6 face atoms = 6 × ½ = 3 atoms.

8 corner atoms = 8 ×1/8 = 1 atoms

Hence there are 4+3+1= 8 atoms per unit cell.

Therefore atom number density = 8 / a 3 =8/(5.43A°) 3 = 5×10 22 atoms/cc.

Generally all crystalline solid material have a packing density of this order. This is the reason whuy in Copper each atom being univalent contributes 1 electron. Hence conducting electron concentration ‘n’ ~ 10 22 electrons/cc .

Weight Density = atom density×weight per atom.

Weight per atom = Weight of 1 gram-mole/Avogadro Number=A/A vog

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are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
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Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
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of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
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In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
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after 100 year this will be not nanotechnology maybe this technology name will be change . maybe aftet 100 year . we work on electron lable practically about its properties and behaviour by the different instruments
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