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The Supply Of Germanium For Future United States Demands
Author(s): James R. Piedmont; Richard J. Riordan
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Paper Abstract

Germanium is found as an impurity in minerals closely associated with zinc-lead ores. Production of these major metals in the smelting process results in residues containing by-products including germanium. The techniques and economical considerations for producing germanium metal is briefly discussed along with its consumption and future forecasts both for the U.S.A. and the rest of the world.

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Date Published: 4 May 1978
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0131, Practical Infrared Optics, (4 May 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956049
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James R. Piedmont, Night Vision and Electro-Optics Laboratories (United States)
Richard J. Riordan, Night Vision and Electro-Optics Laboratories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0131:
Practical Infrared Optics
Jerrold Zimmerman; George Speake, Editor(s)

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