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Silicon Nanocrystals: Fundamentals, Synthesis and Applications

Silicon Nanocrystals: Fundamentals, Synthesis and Applications

Lorenzo Pavesi (Editor), Rasit Turan (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-32160-5 April 2010 648 Pages

 Hardcover

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$239.00

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This unique collection of knowledge represents a comprehensive treatment of the fundamental and practical consequences of size reduction in silicon crystals.
This clearly structured reference introduces readers to the optical, electrical and thermal properties of silicon nanocrystals that arise from their greatly reduced dimensions. It covers their synthesis and characterization from both chemical and physical viewpoints, including ion implantation, colloidal synthesis and vapor deposition methods. A major part of the text is devoted to applications in microelectronics as well as photonics and nanobiotechnology, making this of great interest to the high-tech industry.
Introduction
I. FUNDAMENTALS AND CHARACTERIZATION
Fundamentals of Electronic Structure of Si Nanocrystals
Surface Physics of Si Nanocrystals
Linear and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Si Nanocrystals with Surface Plasmon Coupling
Electrical Properties: Electrical Transport through SiO2-containing Si Nanocrystals
Thermal Properties of Si Nanocrystals
Surface Passivation and Functionalization of Si Nanocrystals
Si Nanocrystals in Astrophysics
Characterization of Si Nanocrystals with Diagnostic Techniques
II. NANOCRYSTAL GROWTH
Growth Kinetics of Si Nanocrystals in SiO2
Growth Kinetics of Si Nanocrystals in Silicon Nitride
Chemical Synthesis of Si Nanocrystals.
Colloidal Synthesis of Si Nanocrystals and Nanowires
Ion Implantation Formation of Silicon Nanocrystals
Formation of Silicon Nanocrystals by PECVD Deposition and Annealing
Formation of Si Nanocrystals by Sputtering
Sol-Gel Synthesis of Silicon Nanocrystals
Synthesis and Functionalization of Silicon Nanocrystals by Means of Non-thermal Plasmas
Silicon Nanocrystals in Porous Silicon and Applications
III. APPLICATIONS
Flash Memory
Photonic Applications
Lighting Applications
Solar Cells
Bioapplications and Sensor Applications
Photosensitizers for Oxygen Molecules and Explosives
"This unique collection of knowledge represents a comprehensive treatment of the fundamental and practical consequences of size reduction in silicon crystals. This clearly structured reference introduces readers to optical, electrical and thermal properties of silicon nanocrystals that arise from their greatly reduced dimensions. . . a major part of the text is devoted to applications in microelectronics as well as photonics and nanobiotechnology, making this of great interest to the high-tech industry." (ETDE Energy database, 1 November 2010)