Synthesis, Surface Functionalization, and Properties of Freestanding Silicon Nanocrystals

ArticleinChemical Communications 38(40):4160-8 · November 2006with22 Reads
Impact Factor: 6.83 · DOI: 10.1039/b607476f · Source: PubMed


    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.