Advanced Materials

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23_01/2011Non-Reflecting Surfaces: Non-Reflecting Silicon and Polymer Surfaces by Plasma Etching and Replication (Adv. Mater. 1/2011)

On the cover, a beam of broadband light hits a prism. Instead of typical dispersion and reflection from the prism, the reflection is almost totally suppressed and the light can be absorbed by the material of the prism if the surface has adequate nanotexture. The article on p. 122 by Lauri Sainiemi and co-workers describes a high throughput and low-cost method for fabrication of such nanostructured, non-reflection silicon and polymer surfaces by plasma etching and replication.

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