High-yield plasma synthesis of luminescent silicon nanocrystals

L. Mangolini, E. Thimsen, U. Kortshagen

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Abstract

Light emission from silicon based on quantum confinement in nanoscale structures has sparked intense research into this field ever since its discovery about 15 years ago. A barrier to the widespread utilization of luminescent silicon nanocrystals in such diverse application areas as optoelectronics, solid-state lighting for general illumination, or fluorescent agents for biological applications has been the lack of a simple, high-yield synthesis approach. Here we report a scaleable single-step synthesis process for luminescent silicon nanocrystals based on a low-pressure nonthermal plasma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)655-659
Number of pages5
JournalNano letters
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2005

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