Germanium and Infrared
Germainum was discovered 1886 by Clemens Winkler, a German chemist. The name germanium derives from the Latin word Germania (Germany).
Germanium is classified as a metalloid or semi-metal. It has properties of both metals and non-metals. It's unique properties make it ideal for infrared camera lenses.
These unique properties are one of the reasons the Germanium Power Pad was created. It was found that the germanium would intensify the infrared.
- Atomic Symbol: Ge
- Atomic Number: 32
- Element Category: Metalloid
- Density: 5.323 g/cm3
- Melting Point: 1720.85 °F (938.25 °C)
- Boiling Point: 5131 °F (2833 °C)
- Mohs hardness: 6.0