Photoluminescence of Si nanoparticles synthesized using multi-hollow discharge plasma CVD

Yuki Kawashima, Kousuke Yamamoto, Muneharu Sato, Takeaki Matsunaga, Kenta Nakahara, Daisuke Yamashita, Hidefumi Matsuzaki, Giichiro Uchida, Kazunori Koga, Masaharu Shiratani, Michio Kondo

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We have measured photoluminescence spectra of crystalline and amorphous Si nanoparticles dispersed in methanol to demonstrate exciton generation under 244nm and 405nm laser light excitation. The photoluminescence spectra have broad peaks centered at 484-500nm, indicating exciton generation in crystalline and amorphous Si nanoparticles. In addition, the peaks corresponding to the recombination centers at their surface defects are observed at 324nm-380nm. This indicates the importance of termination of surface defects on nanoparticles for application to solar cells.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTENCON 2010 - 2010 IEEE Region 10 Conference
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2010 IEEE Region 10 Conference, TENCON 2010 - Fukuoka, Japan
Duration: Nov 21 2010Nov 24 2010

Publication series

NameIEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON


Other2010 IEEE Region 10 Conference, TENCON 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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