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Title: Polarized photoluminescence of nc-Si–SiO{sub x} nanostructures

The effect of photoluminescence polarization memory in nc-Si–SiO{sub x} light-emitting structures containing Si nanoparticles (nc-Si) in an oxide matrix is for the first time studied. The polarization properties of continuous and porous nanostructures passivated in HF vapors (or solutions) are studied. It is established that the polarization memory effect is manifested only after treatment of the structures in HF. The effect is also accompanied by a shift of the photoluminescence peak to shorter wavelengths and by a substantial increase in the photoluminescence intensity. It is found that, in anisotropic nc-Si–SiO{sub x} samples produced by oblique deposition in vacuum, the degree of linear photoluminescence polarization in the sample plane exhibits a noticeable orientation dependence and correlates with the orientation of SiO{sub x} nanocolumns forming the structure of the porous layer. These effects are attributed to the transformation of symmetrically shaped Si nanoparticles into asymmetric elongated nc-Si particles upon etching in HF. In continuous layers, nc-Si particles are oriented randomly, whereas in porous structures, their preferential orientation coincides with the orientation of oxide nanocolumns.
Authors:
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  1. National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lashkarev Institute of Semiconductor Physics (Ukraine)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22469622
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Semiconductors; Journal Volume: 50; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2016 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; ANISOTROPY; ASYMMETRY; DEPOSITION; ETCHING; HYDROFLUORIC ACID; LAYERS; MATRIX MATERIALS; NANOPARTICLES; NANOSTRUCTURES; ORIENTATION; PHOTOLUMINESCENCE; POLARIZATION; POROUS MATERIALS; RANDOMNESS; SILICON OXIDES; VAPORS; VISIBLE RADIATION