Nanoscale Pyramids on Silicon

March Meeting 2010

Chemical etching can spontaneously transform a flat silicon surface into one consisting of nanoscale facets


Marc F. Faggin
Melissa A. Hines

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Nanoscale Pyramids on Silicon

Chemical etching can spontaneously transform a flat silicon surface into one consisting of nanoscale facets, a process that covers the surface with tiny pyramids.

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