Synthesis, Surface Functionalization, and Properties of Freestanding Silicon Nanocrystals

Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada.
Chemical Communications (Impact Factor: 6.72). 11/2006; 38(40):4160-8. DOI: 10.1039/b607476f
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ABSTRACT Freestanding silicon nanoparticles (FS-nc-Si) have intriguing chemical and optical properties. The present contribution outlines known synthetic methodologies and protocols for surface functionalization. Recent advancements in tailoring the photoluminescence properties of FS-nc-Si and future research directions will be briefly discussed.

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