Researchers at #MIT  have found a way to passivate #silicon   at room temperature, which could be a significant boon to solar-cell production and other silicon-based technologies. Find out more:

Photo: Pieces of a silicon wafer (in gray), used for solar cells or computer chips, can be coated or "passivated" using a vapor deposition process, in which the wires shown here are heated to vaporize polymer materials which then are deposited to coat the surface. Credit: Felice Frankel
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