This volume provides a comprehensive review of the experimental and theoretical aspects of the optical and transport properties of nanoporous silicon, their relation to the microscopic structure of nanocrystals, and the application of porous silicon in optical devices. As porous silicon is an ideal substance for the modelling of optical processes in nanocrystalline materials, this volume also is an excellent reference source on the more general subject of the structural and optical properties of nanocrystalline semiconductors.
1. Absorption and Photoluminescence in Porous Silicon 2. In-Situ Optical Investigations of Porous Silicon Immersed in Liquids 3. Electroluminescence from Porous Silicon in Contact with a Liquid Electrolyte 4. Nonlinear Optical Properties of Porous Silicon 5. Silicon Based Nanostructures 6. Optical Properties of Related Si-O-H Systems 7.
Theory of Optical Properties and Recombination Processes in Porous Silicon 8. Electronic and Optical Properties of Silicon Quantum Wires at Different Passivation Regimes 9. Transport Properties of Porous Silicon 10. X-Ray Diffraction Studies of Porous Silicon 11. Morphology and Structure of p-type Porous Silicon by Transmission Electron Microscopy 12. The Structure of Porous Silicon from XAFS and ES 13. Dopant and Contamination Related Impurities in Porous Silicon 14. EPR Characterisation of Porous Silicon and Silicon Germanium 15. Aging of Porous Silicon Studied by Optical Reflection Spectroscopy and Other Techniques 16. Oxidation and Nitridation of Porous Silicon: Comparison with Compact Monocrystalline Silicon 17. Porous Silicon Electroluminescent Devices 18. Microoptical Devices Based on Porous Silicon 19. Micromachining Applications of Porous Silicon 20. Index