Black silicon is poised to enhance digital imaging, perhaps photo voltaic panels

Black silicon is poised to improve digital imaging, maybe solar panels

We’re huge followers of silicon, nevertheless it seems the stuff has been slacking off, and all it wants is a bit nudge from sulfur hexafluoride and a excessive-powered laser to start out working more durable. When it will get that nudge it turns into a brand new materials referred to as black silicon that is between one hundred and 500 occasions extra delicate to mild — together with, amazingly, infrared. A few of the people who by accident invented black silicon began an organization referred to as SiOnyx, and with $eleven million in enterprise financing, they’re making an attempt to commercialize it — first for night time imaginative and prescient and later for digital cameras, medical imaging, and perhaps even photo voltaic cells. The advantages are apparent, however like numerous different future miracle applied sciences we have heard about, it is nonetheless simply science fiction to shoppers till a strong deal is struck to convey it to market.

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