This book, Nanostructured Semiconductors in Porous Alumina Matrices: Modeling, Synthesis, and Properties, explores new developments in the modeling, synthesis, and properties of functional semiconductor nanostructures in porous anodic alumina matrices. The book focuses on luminescent nanoparticles in organic and inorganic dielectric matrixes, specifically in porous alumina films, as these are most relevant due to their capacity for particle division and ability to provide environmental protection. With a particular emphasis on experimental and theoretical studies of the synthesis processes, the book informs readers about these nanostructures through rigorous investigation of their properties.
The book, which is divided into ten chapters, begins with a discussion of the existing literature on nanostructural electroluminescent light sources (ELS). This overview establishes a foundation for the remaining nine chapters, which explore in depth many facets of nanostructured materials: their composition, processes they undergo, how they may be implemented, etc. Within these chapters, experimental studies and results are incorporated, in addition to detailed descriptions of simulations that highlight different uses of these materials.
1. Brief Overview of the Literature on Nanostructural Electroluminescent Light Sources 2. Porous Anodic Aluminum Oxide: Structure, Properties, and Application in Semiconductor Technology 3. Vacuum-Thermal Deposition of Semiconductors 4. Methods of Investigating Structure and Chemical Composition 5. Methods of Optical Spectroscopy 6. Theoretical Models for Investigating the Processes of Nanofilm Deposition onto Porous Templates of Aluminum Oxide 7. Synthesis of Electroluminescent Nanostructures of ZnS Doped by Cu and Mn Ions 8. Structure and Chemical Composition of Electroluminescent Nanocomposites ZnS:(Cu,Mn)@AAO 9. Optical Properties of Electroluminescent Nanostructures of Cu and Mn-Doped ZnS 10. Results of Modeling the Deposition Processes of Nanofilms onto Aluminum Oxide Templates
“The book for the first time discusses in detail the processes of obtaining nanoscale semiconductor structures from their modeling, describes the features of their synthesis, and presents the results of the study of their properties. Various modern research methods and fairly common technologies for the formation of thin films have been used. The results of theoretical calculations and the characteristics of the experimental samples obtained are confirmed with a specific example of the production of electroluminescent composite ZnS:(Cu, Mn) nanostructures in the anodic alumina porous matrix. Of course, the book will be useful for students, scientists, developers, and researchers of advanced areas of science and technology, aimed at creating new functional devices and devices using the capabilities of various technologies.”
—Nikolai I. Mukhurov, Professor, Head of the Laboratory of the Micro- and Nanosensoric, SSPA “Optics, Optoelectronics and Laser Technology”, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus