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.
- Influence of silicon dioxide capping layers on pore characteristics in nanocrystalline silicon membranes. Nanotechnology. 26, 055706. (2015 Feb 06).
- The electric field strength in orifice-like nanopores of ultrathin membranes. Nanotechnology. 26, 045704. (2015 Jan 30).
- Endothelial vacuolization induced by highly permeable silicon membranes. Acta Biomater. 10, 4670-7. (2014 Nov 01).