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High-yield plasma synthesis of luminescent silicon nanocrystals.
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PMID:  15826104     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Light emission from silicon based on quantum confinement in nanoscale structures has sparked intense research into this field ever since its discovery about 15 years ago. A barrier to the widespread utilization of luminescent silicon nanocrystals in such diverse application areas as optoelectronics, solid-state lighting for general illumination, or fluorescent agents for biological applications has been the lack of a simple, high-yield synthesis approach. Here we report a scaleable single-step synthesis process for luminescent silicon nanocrystals based on a low-pressure nonthermal plasma.
L Mangolini; E Thimsen; U Kortshagen
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nano letters     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1530-6984     ISO Abbreviation:  Nano Lett.     Publication Date:  2005 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-13     Completed Date:  2005-06-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101088070     Medline TA:  Nano Lett     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  655-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Mechanical Engineering, High Temperature and Plasma Laboratory, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA.
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