"With our new high-pressure chemistry
technique, we can create low-temperature reactions in much smaller spaces and with a much smaller volume of gas," said Badding.
To do this, they used high-pressure chemistry
techniques to deposit semiconducting materials directly, layer by layer, into tiny holes in optical fibers.
The technique, the first of its kind to use high-pressure chemistry
for making well-developed films and wires of this particular kind of silicon semiconductor, will help scientists to make more efficient and more flexible optical fibers.
These results not only pioneer a new type of high-pressure chemistry
but also have implications for geophysics.
- high-pressure chemistry
began in 1954 and became a separate section about 1960.