Nanochemistry


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?┬áScientists 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