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Small-sized silicon nanoparticles: new nanolights and nanocatalysts

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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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Submitted
03 Aug 2010
Accepted
20 Oct 2010
First published
16 Dec 2010

Nanoscale, 2011,3, 777-791
Article type
Review Article

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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