Symbol: Ge

Atomic Number: 32

Atomic Weight: 72.63

The element Germanium is known by the symbol Ge, and its atomic number is 32. It was named by the German scientist Clemens Winkler after his country. Germanium is grayish-white in color, hard, and shimmers. It is semi-metal, which is solid at room temperature. A member of the carbon group of elements, its chemical makeup is similar to that of silicon and tin. This element has five isotopes, which occur in nature, and forms a number of compounds as well. It is used in semiconductors, fiber-optic systems, infrared optics, and in other electronics. Recently, it is also being used in...Read More