The Search for Si-XIII – an Unidentified High Pressure Phase of Si

Project Description

Ultrahigh pressure diamond anvil cell powder diffraction measurements of silicon in order to observe a specific, and currently unidentified, phase of silicon known as Silicon XIII. Establishment of the role of Si XIII in silicon wafer fracture.

Internal Collaborators

Patrick McNally, S. Kelly

External Collaborators

A.N. Danilewsky, Freiburg University, Germany.

Funding Body

PETRA III Synchrotron, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg, Germany. Proposal I-20140040 EC Est. in kind value = €36,000 (at industrial beam usage rate of €500/hr).