Porous silicon is rapidly attracting increasing interest from various fields, including biology, medicine, biosensing, chemistry, optoelectronics, microelectronics, sensor and energy technologies, photonics, telecommunications, and environmental monitoring. This nanostructured and biodegradable material has a range of properties, making it ideal for indicated applications. This three-volume set covers all aspects of porous silicon formation, characterizations, and applications.
Porous Silicon: From Formation to Application provides an up-to-date single source of information on porous silicon, from its creation to its impressive variety of applications. Its three volumes are thoughtfully constructed, with contributions from global experts. Each book contains extensive and in-depth sections that focus on the unique properties of porous silicon, its construction, and its use in a wide range of fields and devices, from chemical, mechanical, and biomedical sensors to electronics and energy source devices such as lithium batteries, solar cells, supercapacitors, and fuel cells.
The first volume gives an overview of the properties and processing of porous silicon, including detailed analyses of silicon porosification using various methods. The second volume discusses applications of porous silicon in bioengineering and in various sensors. It also reviews the fabrication, parameters, and applications of these devices. The third volume highlights applications of porous silicon in optoelectronics, photoelectronics, microelectronics, and energy technologies.
Porous Silicon: From Formation to Application is an indispensable technical reference and guide for those involved in the research, development, and application of porous silicon in various areas of science and technology. It presents the latest in the research and exploitation of porous silicon as well as perspectives on developments that can be expected in the near future.
Table of Contents
FORMATION AND PROPERTIES, VOLUME ONE. Introduction. Porous Silicon Characterization and Application: General View. Silicon Porosification. Fundamentals of Silicon Porosification via Electrochemical Etching. Technology of Si Porous Layer Fabrication Using Anodic Etching: General Scientific and Technical Issues. Silicon Porosification: Approaches to PSi Parameters Control. Properties and Processing. Methods of Porous Silicon Parameters Control. Structural and Electrophysical Properties of Porous Silicon. Luminescent Properties of Porous Silicon. Optical Properties of Porous Silicon. Thermal Properties of Porous Silicon. Alternative Methods of Silicon Porosification and Properties of These PSi Layers. The Mechanism of Metal-Assisted Etching of Silicon. Porous Silicon Processing. Surface Chemistry of Porous Silicon. Contacts to Porous Silicon and PSi-Based p–n Homo- and Heterojunctions. BIOMEDICAL AND SENSOR APPLICATIONS, VOLUME TWO. Sensors. Solid State Gas and Vapor Sensors Based on Porous Silicon. Optimization of PSi-Based Sensors Using IHSAB Principles. Porous Silicon-Based Optical Chemical Sensors. PSi-Based Electrochemical Sensors. Porous Silicon-Based Biosensors: Some Features of Design, Functional Activity, and Practical Application. MEMS-Based Pressure Sensors. Micromachined Mechanical Sensors. Porous Silicon as a Material for Thermal Insulation in MEMS. PSi-Based Microwave Detection. Auxiliary Devices. PSi-Based Ultrasound Emitters (Acoustic Emission). Porous Silicon in Micromachining Hotplates Aimed for Sensor Applications. PSi-Based Preconcentrators, Filters, and Gas Sources. Silicon Nanostructures for Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry. PSi Substrates for Raman, Terahertz, and Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy. PSi-Based Diffusion Membranes. Liquid Microfluidic Devices. Biomedical Applications. Biocompatibility and Bioactivity of Porous Silicon. Applications of Porous Silicon Materials in Drug Delivery. Tissue Engineering. Use of Porous Silicon for In Vivo Imaging Techniques. OPTOELECTRONICS, MICROELECTRONICS, AND ENERGY TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS, VOLUME THREE. Optoelectronics and Photoelectronics. Electroluminescence Devices (LED). Photodetectors Based on Porous Silicon. PSi-Based Photonic Crystals. Passive and Active Optical Components for Optoelectronics Based on Porous Silicon. Electronics. Electrical Isolation Applications of PSi in Microelectronics. Surface Micromachining (Sacrificial Layer) and Its Applications in Electronic Devices. Porous Silicon as Substrate for Epitaxial Films Growth. Porous Silicon and Cold Cathodes. Porous Silicon as Host and Template Material for Fabricating Composites and Hybrid Materials. Energy Technologies. Porous Si and Si Nanostructures in Photovoltaics. PSi-Based Betavoltaics. Porous Silicon in Micro-Fuel Cells. Hydrogen Generation and Storage in Porous Silicon. PSi-Based Microreactors. Li Batteries with PSi-Based Electrodes. PSi-Based Supercapacitors. Porous Silicon as a Material for Thermoelectric Devices. Porous Silicon Based Explosive Devices.
Dr. Ghenadii Korotcenkov is a research professor in the School of Material Science and Engineering at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology in South Korea. He earned his PhD in physics and technology of semiconductor materials and devices from the Technical University of Moldova, and his Dr. Sci. degree in the physics of semiconductors and dielectrics from the Academy of Science in Moldova. He has more than 40 years of experience as a teacher and scientific researcher, and has been involved with numerous national and international scientific and engineering projects. He is the author or editor of 29 books and special issues, holds 18 patents, has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, has presented more than 200 reports at national and international conferences, and has received several awards and honors.