Superlattices and Microstructures volume 44, issue 4-5, P374-377 2008 DOI: 10.1016/j.spmi.2007.10.002 View full text
A. Klyshko, M. Balucani, A. Ferrari

Abstract: Porous silicon has various fields of application. Its electrical and optical properties are under study since many years, and it is also known that porosity has a considerable effect on the mechanical properties (i.e. hardness, compressive strength, elasticity, breaking strength). In the present paper a novel technique for preparing samples of porous silicon in order to measure the breaking strength of PS is presented. The technique is based on wet corrosion deposition of copper and creating a meniscus shaped …

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