Calcium Silicon

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Under environmental conditions there is calcium disilicide in two polymorphs, HR9 and HR18; In structure HR18 the HR9 unit cell is stacked twice along the c axis. After heating to 1000 ° C at a pressure of ca. 40 kbar calcium disilicide becomes a tetragonal phase. The tetragonal phase is a superconductor with a transition temperature of 1.37 K

In pyrotechnics, it is used as a fuel to make special mixtures, for example for the production of smoke, in flash compositions, and in percussion primers. Specification for pyrotechnic calcium silicide is MIL-C-324C. In some mixtures it can be substituted with ferrosilicon. Silicon-based fuels are used in some time-delay mixes, for example to control explosive bolts, hand grenades, and infrared decoys. Smoke compositions often contain hexachloroethane; During combustion they produce silicon tetrachloride, which, like titanium tetrachloride used in smoke screens, reacts with moisture in the air and produces dense white fog. Gum arabic is used in some blends to inhibit calcium silicide breakdown.

Calcium disilicide (Ca Si 2) is an inorganic compound, a calcium silicide. It is a whitish or dark gray to black solid matter with melting point 1033 ° C.


It is insoluble in water, but can decompose when subjected to moisture, the evolution of hydrogen, and the production of calcium hydroxide. It decomposes in hot water.


It is flammable and can ignite spontaneously in air. Industrial calcium silicide usually contains iron and aluminum as the primary pollutants, and low amounts of carbon and sulfur.

Calcium silicide is used for the manufacture of special metal alloys, for example for the removal of phosphorus and as a deoxidizer.


The self-heating cans of military food rations developed during World War II used a termite-like 1: 1 mixture of iron (II, III) oxide, calcium and silicide. Such a mixture, when ignited, generates a moderate amount of heat and does not generate gaseous products.


Calcium Silicide Market Demand 2020 And Analysis Of Key Players, Opportunities And Future Scope To 2026

Calcium silicide, CaSi, prepared in an electric furnace from lime, silica and carbonaceous reducing agents, is useful as a deoxidizing agent for steel.

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