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Porous Silicon

From Formation to Application, Three Volume Set, 1st Edition

Edited by Ghenadii Korotcenkov

CRC Press

1,248 pages | 852 B/W Illus.

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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



Porous Silicon Characterization and Application: General View

Ghenadii Korotcenkov


Fundamentals of Silicon Porosification via Electrochemical Etching

Enrique Quiroga-González and Helmut Föll

Technology of Si Porous Layer Fabrication Using Anodic Etching: General Scientific and Technical Issues

Ghenadii Korotcenkov and Beongki Cho

Silicon Porosification: Approaches to PSi Parameters Control

Ghenadii Korotcenkov


Methods of Porous Silicon Parameters Control

Mykola Isaiev, Kateryna Voitenko, Dmytrii Andrusenko, and Roman Burbelo

Structural and Electrophysical Properties of Porous Silicon

Giampiero Amato

Luminescent Properties of Porous Silicon

Bernard Jacques Gelloz

Optical Properties of Porous Silicon

Gilles Lérondel

Thermal Properties of Porous Silicon

Pascal J. Newby

Alternative Methods of Silicon Porosification and Properties of These PSi Layers

Ghenadii Korotcenkov and Vladimir Brinzari

The Mechanism of Metal-Assisted Etching of Silicon

Kurt W. Kolasinski

Porous Silicon Processing

Ghenadii Korotcenkov and Beongki Cho

Surface Chemistry of Porous Silicon

Yannick Coffinier and Rabah Boukherroub

Contacts to Porous Silicon and PSi-Based p–n Homo- and Heterojunctions

Jayita Kanungo and Sukumar Basu



Solid State Gas and Vapor Sensors Based on Porous Silicon

Ghenadii Korotcenkov

Optimization of PSi-Based Sensors Using IHSAB Principles

James L. Gole and Caitlin Baker

Porous Silicon-Based Optical Chemical Sensors

Luca De Stefano, Ilaria Rea, Alessandro Caliò, Jane Politi, Monica Terracciano, and Ghenadii Korotcenkov

PSi-Based Electrochemical Sensors

Yang Zhou, Shaoyuan Li, Xiuhua Chen, and Wenhui Ma

Porous Silicon-Based Biosensors: Some Features of Design, Functional Activity, and Practical Application

Nicolai F. Starodub

MEMS-Based Pressure Sensors

Ghenadii Korotcenkov and Beongki Cho

Micromachined Mechanical Sensors

Ghenadii Korotcenkov and Beongki Cho

Porous Silicon as a Material for Thermal Insulation in MEMS

Pascal J. Newby

PSi-Based Microwave Detection

Jonas Gradauskas and Jolanta Stupakova


PSi-Based Ultrasound Emitters (Acoustic Emission)

Ghenadii Korotcenkov and Vladimir Brinzari

Porous Silicon in Micromachining Hotplates Aimed for Sensor Applications

Ghenadii Korotcenkov and Beongki Cho

PSi-Based Preconcentrators, Filters, and Gas Sources

Ghenadii Korotcenkov, Vladimir Brinzari, and Beongki Cho

Silicon Nanostructures for Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry

Sergei Alekseev

PSi Substrates for Raman, Terahertz, and Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy

Ghenadii Korotcenkov and Songhee Han

PSi-Based Diffusion Membranes

Andras Kovacs and Ulrich Mescheder

Liquid Microfluidic Devices

Ghenadii Korotcenkov and Beongki Cho


Biocompatibility and Bioactivity of Porous Silicon

Adel Dalilottojari, Wing Yin Tong, Steven J.P. McInnes, and Nicolas H. Voelcker

Applications of Porous Silicon Materials in Drug Delivery

Haisheng Peng, Guangtian Wang, Naidan Chang, and Qun Wang

Tissue Engineering

Pierre-Yves Collart Dutilleul, Csilla Gergely, Frédérique Cunin, and Frédéric Cuisinier

Use of Porous Silicon for In Vivo Imaging Techniques

Igor Komarov and Sergei Alekseev



Electroluminescence Devices (LED)

Bernard Jacques Gelloz

Photodetectors Based on Porous Silicon

Ghenadii Korotcenkov and Nima Naderi

PSi-Based Photonic Crystals

Gonzalo Recio-Sánchez

Passive and Active Optical Components for Optoelectronics Based on Porous Silicon

Raghvendra S. Dubey


Electrical Isolation Applications of PSi in Microelectronics

Gael Gautier, Jérôme Billoué, and Samuel Menard

Surface Micromachining (Sacrificial Layer) and Its Applications in Electronic Devices

Alexey Ivanov and Ulrich Mescheder

Porous Silicon as Substrate for Epitaxial Films Growth

Eugene Chubenko, Sergey Redko, Alexey Dolgiy, Hanna Bandarenka, and Vitaly Bondarenko

Porous Silicon and Cold Cathodes

Ghenadii Korotcenkov and Beongki Cho

Porous Silicon as Host and Template Material for Fabricating Composites and Hybrid Materials

Eugene Chubenko, Sergey Redko, Alexey Dolgiy, Hanna Bandarenka, Sergey Prischepa, and Vitaly Bondarenko


Porous Si and Si Nanostructures in Photovoltaics

Valeriy A. Skryshevsky and Tetyana Nychyporuk

PSi-Based Betavoltaics

Ghenadii Korotcenkov and Vladimir Brinzari

Porous Silicon in Micro-Fuel Cells

Gael Gautier and Ghenadii Korotcenkov

Hydrogen Generation and Storage in Porous Silicon

Valeriy A. Skryshevsky, Vladimir Lysenko, and Sergii Litvinenko

PSi-Based Microreactors

Caitlin Baker and James L. Gole

Li Batteries with PSi-Based Electrodes

Gael Gautier, François Tran-Van, and Thomas Defforge

PSi-Based Supercapacitors

Diana Golodnitsky, Ela Strauss, and Tania Ripenbein

Porous Silicon as a Material for Thermoelectric Devices

Androula G. Nassiopoulou

Porous Silicon Based Explosive Devices

Monuko du Plessis

About the Editor

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.

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