Synthesis and Characterization of Isothiocyanate Functionalized Silicon Nanoparticles and their uptake in cultured colonic cells
Bridging energy bands to the crystalline and amorphous states of Si QDs
Shedding light on the aqueous synthesis of silicon nanoparticles by reduction of silanes with citrates
Modulating Donor-Acceptor Transition Energies in Phosphorus-Boron co-Doped Silicon Nanocrystals via X- and L-Type Ligands
Luminescent silicon nanoparticles for distinctive tracking of cellular targeting and trafficking
The Next Big Thing for Silicon Nanostructures - CO2 Photocatalysis
Silicon photosensitisation using molecular layers
The shell matters: one step synthesis of core-shell silicon nanoparticles with room temperature ultra-narrow emission linewidth
Power-dependent photoluminescence decay kinetics of silicon nanocrystals under cw and pulsed excitation
Critical Assessment of Wet-chemical Oxidation Synthesis of Silicon Quantum Dots
The effects of drying technique and surface pre-treatment on the cytotoxicity and dissolution rate of luminescent porous silicon quantum dots in model fluids and living cells
Tight-binding calculations of optical properties of Si nanocrystals in SiO2 matrix
Dual-Emission Fluorescent Silicon Nanoparticles-Based Nanothermometer for Ratiometric Detection of Intracellular Temperature in Living Cells
The red and blue luminescence in silicon nanocrystals with oxidized, nitrogen-containing shell
Ab-initio studies of the optoelectronic structure of undoped and doped silicon nanocrystals and nanowires. Role of size, passivation, symmetry and phase
Photophysical Properties of Ball Milled Silicon Nanostructures
The influence of hydrofluoric acid etching process on the photocatalytic hydrogen evolution reaction using mesoporous silicon nanoparticles
Ultrasmall silicon nanoparticles as promising platform for multimodal imaging
About this collection
We are delighted to share with you a selection of the papers which will be presented at our Faraday Discussion on Luminescent silicon nanostructures taking place in York, UK in February 2020. More information about the event may be found here: http://rsc.li/silicon-fd2020. Additional articles will be added to the collection as they are published. The final versions of all the articles presented and a record of the live discussions will be published after the event.
Silicon is the most important semiconducting material of the microelectronic industry. Bulk silicon does not exhibit good optical properties, however in the late 1980s good emission was observed and studied in a silicon-based material, porous silicon. Since then, a variety of luminescent silicon nanostructures have been investigated, but different results and interpretations have been reported in the literature regarding the origin of the luminescence of these structures.
This Faraday Discussion will explore new methodologies to synthesize and characterise luminescent silicon nanostructures, from porous silicon to nanocrystals and nanorods. Attention will be devoted to the most promising applications of these systems in the fields of bioimaging, sensing and energy conversion (e.g., OLED and luminescent solar concentrators). Wet, dry, chemical, physical, thermal, out-of-equilibrium formation paths will be related to the physics of the produced nanostructures and to the role of the matrix (interface) in which they are embedded.