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Porous Semiconductors - Science and Technology 2012

Prof Andres Cantarero

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  1. Nano Commentary

    Photoluminescence emission of nanoporous anodic aluminum oxide films prepared in phosphoric acid

    The photoluminescence emission of nanoporous anodic aluminum oxide films formed in phosphoric acid is studied in order to explore their defect-based subband electronic structure. Different excitation wavelengt...

    Abolghasem Nourmohammadi, Saeid Jalali Asadabadi, Mohammad Hasan Yousefi and Majid Ghasemzadeh

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:689

    Published on: 29 December 2012

  2. Nano Express

    Multilayer porous silicon diffraction gratings operating in the infrared

    Transmission diffraction gratings operating at 1,565 nm based on multilayer porous silicon films are modeled, fabricated, and tested. Features down to 2 μm have been patterned into submicron-thick mesoporous f...

    Meifang Lai, Gayathri M Sridharan, Giacinta Parish, Shanti Bhattacharya and Adrian Keating

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:645

    Published on: 24 November 2012

  3. Nano Express

    Morphological, compositional, structural, and optical properties of Si-nc embedded in SiO x films

    Structural, compositional, morphological, and optical properties of silicon nanocrystal (Si-nc) embedded in a matrix of non-stoichiometric silicon oxide (SiO x ) films were studi...

    J Alberto Luna López, J Carrillo López, D E Vázquez Valerdi, G García Salgado, T Díaz-Becerril, A Ponce Pedraza and F J Flores Gracia

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:604

    Published on: 30 October 2012

  4. Nano Express

    Mechanical properties of sintered meso-porous silicon: a numerical model

    Because of its optical and electrical properties, large surfaces, and compatibility with standard silicon processes, porous silicon is a very interesting material in photovoltaic and microelectromechanical sys...

    Roberto Martini, Valerie Depauw, Mario Gonzalez, Kris Vanstreels, Kris Van Nieuwenhuysen, Ivan Gordon and Jef Poortmans

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:597

    Published on: 29 October 2012

  5. Nano Express

    Confident methods for the evaluation of the hydrogen content in nanoporous carbon microfibers

    Nanoporous carbon microfibers were grown by chemical vapor deposition in the vapor-liquid solid mode using different fluid hydrocarbons as precursors in different proportions. The as-grown samples were further...

    Mario Culebras, Antonio Madroñero, Andres Cantarero, José Maria Amo, Concepción Domingo and Antonio López

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:588

    Published on: 24 October 2012

  6. Nano Express

    Non-oxidized porous silicon-based power AC switch peripheries

    We present in this paper a novel application of porous silicon (PS) for low-power alternating current (AC) switches such as triode alternating current devices (TRIACs) frequently used to control small applianc...

    Samuel Menard, Angélique Fèvre, Damien Valente, Jérôme Billoué and Gaël Gautier

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:566

    Published on: 11 October 2012

  7. Nano Express

    Optical properties of silicon nanowire arrays formed by metal-assisted chemical etching: evidences for light localization effect

    We study the structure and optical properties of arrays of silicon nanowires (SiNWs) with a mean diameter of approximately 100 nm and length of about 1–25 μm formed on crystalline silicon (c-Si) substrates by ...

    Liubov A Osminkina, Kirill A Gonchar, Vladimir S Marshov, Konstantin V Bunkov, Dmitry V Petrov, Leonid A Golovan, Florian Talkenberg, Vladimir A Sivakov and Victor Yu Timoshenko

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:524

    Published on: 25 September 2012

  8. Nano Express

    Direct patterning of silver particles on porous silicon by inkjet printing of a silver salt via in-situ reduction

    We have developed a method for obtaining a direct pattern of silver nanoparticles (NPs) on porous silicon (p-Si) by means of inkjet printing (IjP) of a silver salt. Silver NPs were obtained by p-Si mediated in-si...

    Alessandro Chiolerio, Alessandro Virga, Paolo Pandolfi, Paola Martino, Paola Rivolo, Francesco Geobaldo and Fabrizio Giorgis

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:502

    Published on: 6 September 2012

  9. Nano Express

    Porous silicon microcavities: synthesis, characterization, and application to photonic barcode devices

    We have recently developed a new type of porous silicon we name as porous silicon colloids. They consist of almost perfect spherical silicon nanoparticles with a very smooth surface, able to scatter (and also tra...

    Fernando Ramiro-Manzano, Roberto Fenollosa, Elisabet Xifré-Pérez, Moises Garín and Francisco Meseguer

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:497

    Published on: 3 September 2012

  10. Nano Commentary

    Characterization of hybrid cobalt-porous silicon systems: protective effect of the Matrix in the metal oxidation

    In the present work, the characterization of cobalt-porous silicon (Co-PSi) hybrid systems is performed by a combination of magnetic, spectroscopic, and structural techniques. The Co-PSi structures are compose...

    Álvaro Muñoz-Noval, Darío Gallach, Miguel Ángel García, Vicente Ferro-Llanos, Pilar Herrero, Kazuhiro Fukami, Yukio H Ogata, Vicente Torres-Costa, Raúl J Martín-Palma, Aurelio Ciment-Font and Miguel Manso-Silván

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:495

    Published on: 2 September 2012

  11. Nano Commentary

    Electronic structure and bandgap of γ-Al2O3 compound using mBJ exchange potential

    γ-Al2O3 is a porous metal oxide and described as a defective spinel with some cationic vacancies. In this work, we calculate the electronic density of states and band structure for the bulk of this material. The ...

    Mohsen Yazdanmehr, Saeid Jalali Asadabadi, Abolghasem Nourmohammadi, Majid Ghasemzadeh and Mahmood Rezvanian

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:488

    Published on: 31 August 2012

  12. Nano Express

    The effects of porosity on optical properties of semiconductor chalcogenide films obtained by the chemical bath deposition

    This paper is dedicated to study the thin polycrystalline films of semiconductor chalcogenide materials (CdS, CdSe, and PbS) obtained by ammonia-free chemical bath deposition. The obtained material is of polyc...

    Yuri V Vorobiev, Paul P Horley, Jorge Hernández-Borja, Hilda E Esparza-Ponce, Rafael Ramírez-Bon, Pavel Vorobiev, Claudia Pérez and Jesús González-Hernández

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:483

    Published on: 29 August 2012

  13. Nano Express

    Nanostructures formed by displacement of porous silicon with copper: from nanoparticles to porous membranes

    The application of porous silicon as a template for the fabrication of nanosized copper objects is reported. Three different types of nanostructures were formed by displacement deposition of copper on porous s...

    Hanna Bandarenka, Sergey Redko, Aleksandr Smirnov, Andrei Panarin, Sergei Terekhov, Paolo Nenzi, Marco Balucani and Vitaly Bondarenko

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:477

    Published on: 23 August 2012

  14. Nano Express

    Effect of the anodization voltage on the pore-widening rate of nanoporous anodic alumina

    A detailed study of the pore-widening rate of nanoporous anodic alumina layers as a function of the anodization voltage was carried out. The study focuses on samples produced under the same electrolyte and con...

    Mohammad Mahbubur Rahman, Enric Garcia-Caurel, Abel Santos, Lluis F Marsal, Josep Pallarès and Josep Ferré-Borrull

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:474

    Published on: 23 August 2012

  15. Nano Express

    The dual role of silver during silicon etching in HF solution

    It was reported that during silicon etching, silver was subjected to have a controversial role. Some researchers debate that silver protects silicon, and, at the same time, other ones confirm that silver catal...

    Manel Abouda-Lachiheb, Nesma Nafie and Mongi Bouaicha

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:455

    Published on: 13 August 2012

  16. Nano Express

    Highly flexible method for the fabrication of photonic crystal slabs based on the selective formation of porous silicon

    A novel fabrication method of Si photonic slabs based on the selective formation of porous silicon is reported. Free-standing square lattices of cylindrical air holes embedded in a Si matrix can be achieved by...

    Gonzalo Recio-Sánchez, Zhiya Dang, Vicente Torres-Costa, Mark BH Breese and Raul-Jose Martín-Palma

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:449

    Published on: 9 August 2012

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