Silicon Sphere

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Kilogram - Proposed Future Definitions - Atom-counting Approaches - Avogadro Project
... and delineate the kilogram as a softball-size (93.6 mm diameter) sphere of silicon atoms ... Silicon was chosen because a commercial infrastructure with mature processes for creating defect-free, ultra-pure monocrystalline silicon already exists to service the semiconductor industry ... To make a practical realization of the kilogram, a silicon boule (a rod-like, single-crystal ingot) would be produced ...

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