As a result, we can maintain perfect registry between the two materials and obtain the desired crystalline interface
This knowledge-based design of polymers with high affinity for crystalline interfaces
holds great promise for many areas of science and technology in which crystallization plays a decisive role.
The higher energy crystalline interfaces
reduce the free energy barrier for nucleation increasing the probability of forming a stable nuclei, and more importantly increase the number of potential nucleation sites.
The exceptional quality of the growth achieved to date leads to extremely high quality crystalline interfaces
which are scalable to large-diameter silicon wafers, thus indicating excellent commercial prospects for Translucent's embedded mirror material.