EFree University Partner P. Craig Taylor and the Renewable Energy Materials Research Science and Engineering Center hosted the International Conference on Exotic Forms of Silicon on July 15-17 at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM). EFree was also represented by EFree Associate Director Tim Strobel, EFree Affiliated Scientists Bianca Haberl and Carolyn Koh, and EFree Advisory Committee member Giulia Galli.
The conference provided a venue for discussions on the variety of new forms of silicon, including nanostructured and metastable phases, that have been discovered recently, including those discovered and characterized by EFree Scientists.
For more information on the conference, see the following:
- Giulia Galli, Exotic forms of Si at the nanoscale
- Bianca Haberl, Synthesis of the new metastable polymorphs bt8-Si and st12-Si through laser- induced microexplosions
- Carolyn Koh, Silicon clathrates in renewable energy applications and structure-property comparisons with clathrate hydrates
- Timothy Strobel, Novel forms of silicon and germanium recovered from high pressure