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Polysilazane Nano-Arrays

As part of the 2010 EMSL Science as Art Competition, Negar Monfared entered this image of a nanoporous membrane, used as a mold for making polysilazane nanoarrays. After curing, polysilazane solidifies and shrinks. By chemical etching of the alumina membrane, nanoarrays remain. Further pyrolysis makes SiC nanoarrays.

 

For more information, see www.emsl.pnl.gov.

 

Photo was taken by Negar A. Monfared as part of the 2010 EMSL Science as Art Competition.

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Taken on August 30, 2010