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The dual role of silver during silicon etching in HF solution

Overview of attention for article published in Nanoscale Research Letters, January 2012
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Title
The dual role of silver during silicon etching in HF solution
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Nanoscale Research Letters, January 2012
DOI 10.1186/1556-276x-7-455
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Manel Abouda-Lachiheb, Nesma Nafie, Mongi Bouaicha

Abstract

It was reported that during silicon etching, silver was subjected to have a controversial role. Some researchers debate that silver protects silicon, and, at the same time, other ones confirm that silver catalyzes silicon underneath. In this paper, we give experimental results arguing the dual role that silver has during the formation of silicon nanostructures. We give a proof that the role of silver depends on the experimental details and the intrinsic properties of silver during its deposition on the silicon wafer. Through our investigations, we tracked the silver particles that indicated which mechanism is involved. Characterizations of the prepared samples were made using a scanning electron microscope.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 1 3%
Poland 1 3%
United States 1 3%
Unknown 36 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 41%
Student > Master 7 18%
Researcher 5 13%
Student > Bachelor 4 10%
Professor 2 5%
Other 5 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 11 28%
Physics and Astronomy 7 18%
Materials Science 7 18%
Unspecified 5 13%
Energy 3 8%
Other 6 15%

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