Doped Silicon nanoparticles synthesized by nonthermal plasma

Xiaodong Pi, Rebecca Anthony, Stephen Campbell, Uwe Kortshagen

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Silicon nanoparticles (Si-NPs) < 6 nm have been doped with B and P in nonthermal plasma. The doping efficiency of B is smaller than that of P, consistent with the theoretically predicted larger formation energy of B than P. The effect of doping on the oxidation-induced changes in light emission from Si-NPs is different between B and P. It is suggested that P is at or near the surface of Si-NPs, and that B is well incorporated inside Si-NPs. Inks based on doped Si-NPs are produced by attaching alkyl ligands to the surface of Si-NPs and dispersing them in organic solvents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNanostructured Solar Cells
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event2007 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 26 2007Nov 30 2007

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2007 MRS Fall Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA


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