Nanosilicon: Properties, Synthesis, Applications, Methods of Analysis and Control examines the latest developments on the physics and chemistry of nanosilicon. The book focuses on methods for producing nanosilicon, its electronic and optical properties, research methods to characterize its spectral and structural properties, and its possible applic
Part I. Some properties of semiconductors - the terminology. Structure and properties of silicon. Porous silicon: luminescent properties. (by V.Y. Timoshenko). Quantum dots.(QDs). Part II . Methods of synthesis, modification of the surface and defining characteristics of nanosilicon. Oxidative processes in powders of nanosilicon. Thin films of silicon nanoparticles deposited from sols. Part III. Methods for investigation and control of the structure and properties of nanosilicon. Methods for nanosilicon particle size control. New X-ray diffraction methods of analysis of the microstructure and morphology of nanocrystalline powders. (by Matteo Leoni). Methods of femtosecond spectroscopy and electron diffraction with time resolution. Part IV. Fluorescent labels based on the nanosilicon. (by S.V.Sizova, and A.A.Ischenko). Porous silicon as a photosensitizer of singlet oxygen generation. (by V.Y. Timoshenko). Sunscreen. (by AA Ishchenko, AA Krutikova). Polymer composites based on nanosilicon. Application of nanosilicon in solar energy. Subject Index.