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Researchers Discover Pink Silicon Offering Properties Like Black Silicon
Written by Daniel   
Monday, 13 July 2009 11:18
Pink silicon has none of the mass-production issues associated with black silicon
Shane McGlaun (Blog) - July 9, 2009 1:20 PM

Scientists are continually looking to push the boundaries of silicon for many reasons. Silicon is used in the construction of most all the electronic devices we take for granted each day from our computers to our mobile phones and digital cameras.

In the late 1990's, a group of researchers at Harvard developed a new type of silicon called black silicon that was created by shining a very powerful laser on a silicon wafer with sulfur hexafluoride applied to it. The new material was found to have a much greater sensitivity to light than traditional silicon making it particularly interesting for applications like solar cells.   [Comments...]

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