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.
- Nanoporous silicon nitride membranes fabricated from porous nanocrystalline silicon templates. Nanoscale. 6, 10798-805. (2014 Sep 21).
- Endothelial vacuolization induced by highly permeable silicon membranes. Acta Biomater. In press. (2014 Jul 27).
- Highly permeable silicon membranes for shear free chemotaxis and rapid cell labeling. Lab Chip. 14, 2456-68. (2014 Jul 21).