silicon nanostructures

Sunlight Generates Hydrogen in New Porous Silicon

by Penn State

Porous silicon manufactured in a bottom-up procedure using solar energy can be used to generate hydrogen from water, according to a team of Penn State mechanical engineers, who also see applications for batteries, biosensors and optical electronics as outlets for this new material.

Pass the Salt: Common Condiment Could Enable New High-Tech Industry

by Oregon State University
Chemists at Oregon State University have identified a compound that could significantly reduce the cost and potentially enable the mass commercial production of silicon nanostructures – materials that have huge potential in everything from electronics to biomedicine and energy storage.