Revolutionary solar-friendly form of silicon shines

Pure Silicon

Pure Silicon Photo By Gerald Zack / USREA

Silicon is the second most-abundant element in the earth’s crust. When purified, it takes on a diamond structure, which is essential to modern electronic devices — carbon is to biology as silicon is to technology. Scientists have synthesized an entirely new form of silicon, one that promises even greater future applications. Read More…

November 17, 2014
Carnegie Institution