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Silicon Blocks for Neutron Sources

Neutron Backscattering Spectroscopy -silicon block-mirror-sil'tronix.jpgSil'tronix is without any contest the European leader of the Silicon Crystal Blocks dedicated to neutron reflectivity. Today, 90% of the research teams working in Europe on Neutron Backscattering Spectroscopy are using our Silicon Blocks...Read more

ATR Silicon crystals and prisms

Sil-tronix-ATR-Crystal-FTIR-1.jpgSil’tronix manufactures on demand silicon ATR Crystals for FTIR-ATR spectroscopy and neutron experiments.Read more

X-Ray Crystals

Sil-tronix-Monochromator copie.jpgOver the past 10 years we produced hundreds of silicon and germanium Crystal X-ray monochromators and mirrors aimed to condition primary X-ray beams or to analyze diffracted X-ray beams in multi-crystal diffraction arrangements. Our silicon crystal blocks include: flat symmetrical of asymmetrical, channel-cut for multiple reflections, symmetrical or asymmetrical. Read more

Silicon Crystal Sample Holders

Silicon Zero diffraction plates for X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) analysis.

Sil'tronix - zero background holder silicon.jpgOur products are made of semiconductor grade silicon single crystals. They have been designed to be ideal for Rietveld analysis as they present practically no interference lines. The XRD pattern obtained, by using our Sil’tronix crystals as background plate, is very “clean”, so that even at very low-intensity, samples’ Bragg reflections can be easily detected. Read more

Silicon Sputtering Targets

Sil'tronix-Silicon Sputtering targets.JPGSil'tronix produces a comprehensive offering of monocrystalline silicon sputtering targets.

Our products can be manufactured according to your specifications.. . Read more

Optical windows

Sil'Tronix - Silicon windows.jpgOptical grade Silicon is normally specified with a resistivity of 5 to 40 ohm-cm for best transmission about 10 μm. Silicon windows has a further pass band 30 to 100 microns which is effective only in very high resistivity material. . Read more

Porous Silicon (in collaboration with Silimixt)

A porous silicon layer results from an electrochemical etching of a crystalline silicon wafer in a hydrofluoric acid based electrolyte. Various morphologies can be obtained depending on the type, the doping level, the crystalline orientation of the Si wafer and also on the electrolyte composition... Read more             


Aln1.jpgAluminum nitride (AlN) is a promising material for many future applications, including blue-ultraviolet LEDs as well as surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices. SAW devices can act as resonators or filters  integrated circuits. They can also be used in wireless sensors operating in harsh environment for instance. As such, they play an essential role in applications ranging from professional radar to mobile wireless systems. Read more






Newsletter June

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In order to study the internal friction of thin films a nodal suspension system called GeNS (Gentle Nodal Suspension) has been developed. The key features of this system are: i) the possibility to use substrates easily available like silicon wafers; ii) extremely low excess losses coming from the suspension system which allows to measure Q factors in excess of 2x108 on 3” diameter wafers; iii) reproducibility of measurements within few percent on mechanical losses and 0.01% on resonant frequencies; iv) absence of clamping; v) the capability to operate at cryogenic temperatures. Measurements at cryogenic temperatures on SiO2 and at room temperature only on Ta2O5 films deposited on silicon are presented.

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