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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / September 17, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest for September 17, 2014.

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Larger grains at lower temperatures: Possible poly-silicon production cost breakthrough?

By / February 15, 2011

A new process creates poly-silicon with crystal grains up to 150 micrometers, roughly 30 times larger than grains currently produced in the photovoltaic industry. (Credit: H. Naseem.) Researchers from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, say they have made a significant step forward in learning how to produce polycrystalline silicon using a process that creates significantly…

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Reversible silicon/silicon-oxide nanowire switch developed for 3D storage

By / September 2, 2010

A 5 nm silicon nanowire can be repeatedly broken and reconnected by applying a pulse of varying voltage through the silicon oxide, creating a two-terminal resistive switch. A chip with 1000 of these silicon-oxide/silicon nanowire memory elements has been assembled as a proof-of-concept.(Credit: Jun Yao/Rice.) It’s not often that “plain vanilla” silicon oxide makes the…

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