Photoluminescence quantum yields from crystalline and amorphous silicon nanoparticles

Rebecca Anthony, Uwe Kortshagen

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The optical properties of amorphous and crystalline silicon nanoparticles are studied. By tuning the power of the non-thermal plasma reactor, the structure of the particles is adjusted from amorphous to crystalline nanoparticles. The microstructure is studied using transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, and Raman vibrational spectroscopy. The photoluminescence quantum yields of crystalline nanoparticle samples are consistently higher than those of amorphous nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2008
EventNanophase and Nanocomposite Materials V - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 26 2007Nov 30 2007


OtherNanophase and Nanocomposite Materials V
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA


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