Porous silicon crystals are simply silicon crystals with gaps in the structure on the order of 2-50 nanometers. These holes give the crystal a very large surface area to volume ratio. Porous silicon is used in a variety of applications, such as optical sensors, rechargeable batteries and tissue engineering. Porous […]

New Method of Creating Porous Silicon Crystals

Wait…what? Gold is shiny. How could you add gold to something to make it less reflective? Scientists at University of California Irvine stumbled upon a method to remove glare on optics, solar panels or even your phone’s screen. While working on a transparent film, the students found their samples appeared to […]

Make Things Less Shiny With Gold