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Study of Photoluminescence from Amorphous and Crystalline Silicon Nanoparticles Synthesized using a Non-Thermal Plasma

Abstract High photoluminescence (PL) quantum yields reported from amorphous (a-Si) and crystalline (c-Si) nanoparticles have opened up lots of possibilities for use of silicon in optical applications such as light emitting diodes (LEDs), photonics and solar cells with added processing and cost benefits. However, the PL response and the mechanisms behind it are highly dependent on the matrix in which the nanoparticles are grown and on the growth method. While, the bottom-up approach for deposition of free standing nanoparticles seem to be perfectly suited for large area deposition for LED and solar cell applications, the dominant growth techniques (laser ablation and pyrolysis) have been shown to suffer from limitations in control over size distribut... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Garg, Prateek (Author) / Holman, Zachary C (Advisor) / Zhang, Yong H (Committee member) / Bertoni, Mariana (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Engineering / Nanotechnology / Electrical engineering / Nanoparticles / Non-Thermal Plasma / Photluminescence / Silicon
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 85 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Electrical Engineering 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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