Metalloids

semiconductors

What are Metalloids and where can you find them?

Metalloids are chemical elements with a mixture of properties from metals and non-metals. These elements consist of Boron, Silicon, Germanium, Arsenic, Antimony, Iron, Aluminum, and Tellurium.These are brittle, semiconductors of electricity, and may have a metallic appearance. These elements can all be found in nature.

What are these semiconductors used for?

Metalloids are in insecticides, catalysts, flame retardants, glasses, optical storage, automobiles, and many other constructional supplies.