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Small-sized silicon nanoparticles: new nanolights and nanocatalysts

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Abstract

Owing to their abundant unique properties and ready compatibility with Si microelectronic technology, Si nanostructures are becoming one of the most important classes of nano semiconductors. Particularly, small-sized Si nanoparticles possess distinctive photoluminescence (PL), biocompatibility, and active surface properties. In this review, we focus on the synthesis and PL properties of small-sized Si nanoparticles and their potential applications in the fields of bioimaging and nanocatalysis. We further highlight major challenges and promises in this area.

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The article was received on 03 Aug 2010, accepted on 20 Oct 2010 and first published on 16 Dec 2010


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00559B
Citation: Nanoscale, 2011,3, 777-791
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    Small-sized silicon nanoparticles: new nanolights and nanocatalysts

    Z. Kang, Y. Liu and S. Lee, Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 777
    DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00559B

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