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dc.creatorCoffer, Jeffery L.
dc.creatorCanham, Leigh T.
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-08T14:30:50Z
dc.date.available2021-07-08T14:30:50Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.3390/nano11020553
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/47487
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/2/553
dc.description.abstractPedagogical tools are needed that link multidisciplinary nanoscience and technology (NST) to multiple state-of-the-art applications, including those requiring new fabrication routes relying on green synthesis. These can both educate and motivate the next generation of entrepreneurial NST scientists to create innovative products whilst protecting the environment and resources. Nanoporous silicon shows promise as such a tool as it can be fabricated from plants and waste materials, but also embodies many key educational concepts and key industrial uses identified for NST. Specific mechanical, thermal, and optical properties become highly tunable through nanoporosity. We also describe exceptional properties for nanostructured silicon like medical biodegradability and efficient light emission that open up new functionality for this semiconductor. Examples of prior lecture courses and potential laboratory projects are provided, based on the author's experiences in academic chemistry and physics departments in the USA and UK, together with industrial R&D in the medical, food, and consumer-care sectors. Nanoporous silicon-based lessons that engage students in the basics of entrepreneurship can also readily be identified, including idea generation, intellectual property, and clinical translation of nanomaterial products.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMDPI
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.sourceNanomaterials
dc.subjectnanoporousen_US
dc.subjectsiliconen_US
dc.subjectgreen chemistryen_US
dc.subjectsustainabilityen_US
dc.subjecteducationen_US
dc.subjectentrepreneurshipen_US
dc.titleNanoporous Silicon as a Green, High-Tech Educational Toolen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.rights.holder2021 by the authors
dc.rights.licenseCC BY 4.0
local.collegeCollege of Science and Engineering
local.departmentChemistry & Biochemistry
local.personsCoffer (CHEM)


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