Porous Nanocrystalline Silicon (pnc-Si)
The Nanomembrane Research Group is a group of students, senior scientists, faculty, and entrepreneurs working on the development and application of porous nanocrystalline silicon (pnc-Si). The pnc-Si material is a molecularly thin, nanoporous membrane that can support more than an atmosphere of pressure without failure. The membranes are mass produced on silicon wafers in a variety of form factors at low cost. The thinness, strength, pore size characteristics, and economics of pnc-Si membranes are enabling a variety new devices in microfluidics, precision biomolecule separation, and cell culture.
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- Dynamics of adhesion molecule domains on neutrophil membranes: surfing the dynamic cell topography. Eur Biophys J. 42, 851-5. (2013 Dec 01).
- High-performance, low-voltage electroosmotic pumps with molecularly thin silicon nanomembranes. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 110, 18425-30. (2013 Nov 12).