Coherent Nanowhiskerography

  •  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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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-0585
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-0593
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: semiannual

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