Luminescent Properties of Silicon Nanocrystals:Spin on Glass Hybrid Materials
AbstractThe photoluminescence characteristics of films consisting of Si nanocrystals either coated with or embedded into Spin on Glass (SOG) were studied. Si nanocrystals showing red or blue luminescence when suspended in alcohol solution were obtained from porous silicon films. These were then either deposited in Si substrates and coated with SOG, or mixed in an SOG solution that was later spun on Si substrates. Both types of films were thermally annealed at 1100 °C for three hours in N2 atmosphere. Transmission electron microscopy measurements showed a mean diameter of 2.5 nm for the Si nanocrystals, as well as the presence of polycrystalline Si nanoagglomerates. These results were confirmed by X-ray diffraction studies, which revealed the (111), (220) and (311) Bragg peaks in Si nanocrystals. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy studies showed that the coated films present higher chemical reactivity, promoting the formation of non-stoichiometric SiO2, while the embedded films behave as a stoichiometric SiO2 after the thermal annealing. The PL (photoluminescence) characterization showed that both embedded and coated films present emission dominated by the Quantum Confinement Effect before undergoing any thermal treatment. After annealing, the spectra were found to be modified only in the case of the coated films, due to the formation of defects in the nanocrystals/SiO2 interface. View Full-Text
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Vásquez-Agustín, M.A.; Cortazar-Martínez, O.; González-Fernández, A.A.; Andraca-Adame, J.A.; Morales-Sánchez, A.; Aceves-Mijares, M. Luminescent Properties of Silicon Nanocrystals:Spin on Glass Hybrid Materials. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 72.
Vásquez-Agustín MA, Cortazar-Martínez O, González-Fernández AA, Andraca-Adame JA, Morales-Sánchez A, Aceves-Mijares M. Luminescent Properties of Silicon Nanocrystals:Spin on Glass Hybrid Materials. Applied Sciences. 2017; 7(1):72.Chicago/Turabian Style
Vásquez-Agustín, Marco A.; Cortazar-Martínez, Orlando; González-Fernández, Alfredo A.; Andraca-Adame, José A.; Morales-Sánchez, Alfredo; Aceves-Mijares, Mariano. 2017. "Luminescent Properties of Silicon Nanocrystals:Spin on Glass Hybrid Materials." Appl. Sci. 7, no. 1: 72.
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