|Origin of Name
||From the Latin word Germania, meaning Germany
|Date and Place of Discovery
||In 1886 in Germany
||Clemens Alexander Winkler
- In its natural state it is brittle and crystalline.
- It is a gray-white metalloid.
- It is less abundant than either tin or lead. Its ores are rare.
- It's an element that was predicted by Mendeleev in 1871.
- Electronic applications when combined with arsenic or gallium
- Component of wide-angle camera lenses and microscope objectives
- Infrared products like spectroscopes
- Wide angle lenses