What is it about?
We found that depositing Mo and Al together spontaneously forms nano-sized fins. Once the Al is dissolved out, these make great polarizers with performance similar to commercial products. They have the added advantageous that Mo is heat tolerant.
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Why is it important?
The structures form easily (simply deposit Al and Mo), are strongly aligned (which makes them good polarizers), can form closer to vertical deposition than similar techniques (increases yield), and are more heat-tolerant than similar commercial products.
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This page is a summary of: Spontaneous growth of polarizing refractory metal ‘nano-fins’, Nanotechnology, January 2018, Institute of Physics Publishing, DOI: 10.1088/1361-6528/aaa639.
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