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Silicon Surface Texture.

  1. May 7, 2005 #1
    What gives silicon that 'grey painted glass' look. No other element i can think of has such a distinctive color and surface texture.
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  3. May 8, 2005 #2
    Don't know where your getting your Si, but mine is a shiny metallic silver. Si is a semiconductor with a bandgap of 1.12 eV. If the stuff you've got is gray it most is likely a surface coat of SiO2 scattering the light. Try polishing it or etching it.
    Last edited: May 8, 2005
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