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Properties, Synthesis, Applications, Methods of Analysis and Control, 1st Edition

By Anatoly A. Ischenko, Gennady V. Fetisov, Leonid A. Aslalnov

CRC Press

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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 applications.

The first part of the book covers the basic properties of semiconductors, including causes of the size dependence of the properties, structural and electronic properties, and physical characteristics of the various forms of silicon. It presents theoretical and experimental research results as well as examples of porous silicon and quantum dots.

The second part discusses the synthesis of nanosilicon, modification of the surface of nanoparticles, and properties of the resulting particles. The authors give special attention to the photoluminescence of silicon nanoparticles.

The third part describes methods used for studying and controlling the structure and properties of nanocrystalline silicon. These methods include standard ones, such as electron microscopy, spectroscopy, and diffraction, as well as novel techniques, such as femtosecond spectroscopy, ultrafast electron nanocrystallography, and dynamic transmission electron microscopy.

The fourth part details some of the practical applications of nanocrystalline silicon, including the use of nanoparticles as additives–absorbers of UV radiation in sunscreens.

Incorporating much of the authors’ own extensive research results, this book provides a systematic account of the scientific problems of nanosilicon and its potential practical applications. It will help readers understand current and emerging applications and research methods of this unique material.

Table of Contents

Part I

Chapter 1. Some properties of semiconductors - the terminology

Chapter 2. Structure and properties of silicon

Chapter 3. Porous silicon: luminescent properties. (by V.Y. Timoshenko)

Chapter 4. Quantum dots.(QDs)

Part II

Chapter 5. Methods of synthesis, modification of the surface and defining characteristics of nanosilicon

Chapter 6. Oxidative processes in powders of nanosilicon

Chapter 7. Thin films of silicon nanoparticles deposited from sols

Part III

Chapter 8. Methods for investigation and control of the structure and properties of nanosilicon

Chapter 9. Methods for nanosilicon particle size control

Chapter 10. New X-ray diffraction methods of analysis of the microstructure and morphology of nanocrystalline powders. (by Matteo Leoni)

Chapter 11. Methods of femtosecond spectroscopy and electron diffraction with time resolution

Part IV

Chapter 12. Fluorescent labels based on the nanosilicon. (by S.V.Sizova, and A.A.Ischenko)

Chapter 13. Porous silicon as a photosensitizer of singlet oxygen generation. (by V.Y. Timoshenko)

Chapter 14. Sunscreen. (by AA Ishchenko, AA Krutikova)

Chapter 15. Polymer composites based on nanosilicon

Chapter 16. Application of nanosilicon in solar energy

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SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Chemical & Biochemical