- S. N. Maksimovsky
- A. Yu. Stavtsev
- V. N. Ivanova
A new technology is suggested for crystallizing arbitrary materials at temperatures of 3000-4000ºC and pressures of 20-100 thousand atmospheres. First experimental results were obtained in a foil-coated polycarbonate that comprised diffraction gratings.
It was established that a laser beam reflected from the diffraction gratings is self-focused inside polycarbonate and becomes a seed, which changes the polycarbonate structure and leads to vitrification and growth of ordered structures from symmetrically arranged whiskers. This results in a light dispersion effect in composites. The results concerning whiskers formed with sharp tips are presented.
We used data obtained in these experiments for developing a model of crystallization with the rates of 80-100 m/s. In this case, not only crystals grow, but nanowhiskers also. A new phenomenon of nanowhiskerography was discovered, which can be used for developing the defence against falsification that cannot be reproduced by polygraphic methods.
A fundamental data, obtained in this article is allowed us to use technology for crystallisation any materials (glass, quartz, semiconductors, whisker graphite).
The term “coherent nanowhiskerography” - is introduced for the first time by us, because the whisker crystallization occurs with a delay in reflection from two diffraction gratings, which are situated at the different depths. Thus, each whisker repeats in structure a retarded whisker during the crystalization. Due to this, unique optical and electrophysical properties arise.
Since at the ends of whiskers there is only 1-2 atoms with dangling chemical bonds, therefore, the technology is extremely promising for the new direction of creating a new direction of terahertz technology and also up to date generations of the computing technology.
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