I'm moving from software implementations to hardware. I need to reverse engineer silicon chips, though the tech that I want to study may have a corrosive chemicals that's supposed to destroy the chip upon touching.
What chemical gets sprayed onto the hardware and which chemical reactions occur?
If there's one substance that causes destruction then there must also be one that prevents it. Does anyone know what this chemical is?
This question in currently going on in the back of my head. Chemistry isn't really my thing; but I know enough to understand the chemical reactions to make various drugs.
I'm not funded by government. This is independent research. The field of cryptography is somewhat of a front line of engineering. If there are no answers to the main question, chemistry resources in the context of silicon and the relating chemicals used in production as well as the securing in the post production will be accepted as the answer.