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Photoelectrochemically deposited Se-Te film grown on crystalline Si microwires.

 

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Ethan Simonoff
Graduate Student, CCE

Phototropic Se-Te alloy growing towards illumination source. This inorganic analog to the phototropic response in plants demonstrates a self-optimized morphology that maximizes light absorption. "Branches" growing off "trunks" mimics tree growth.

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