Physicists at the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University have created a nearly-invisible photodetector, by exploiting the different ways that silicon and gold scatter light. By tuning the nanoscale geometries of silicon nanowires, using a gold doping, the team has demonstrated that the destructive interference of the …
What an opportunity ...
for industrial or international espionage (if I understand the article correctly). Presumably a careful application of this technology to selected on-chip circuits could nearly or completely mask the presence of logic put there for nefarious purposes? Presumably also not an easy thing to accomplish, granted, but when has that ever stopped spooks?
Paris because she's never been one to hide her light under a bushel.
Can this help eliminate cookie stealing?
Anyone who steals my cookies is already in line to be eliminated. Mmm, chocolate...
Why not just paint the gold the same color as the silicon?
I'm sick of these so-called "scientists" wasting time and money on their daft theories!
Everyone knows you paint the silicon, not the gold. Have you never heard of gilding the sili?
Mine's the nearly-invisible one, thanks.