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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

  17. Nano Express

    Abnormal conductivity behavior in porous lead telluride films

    We report the experimental observation of the novel phenomenon of the resistivity decrease in porous PbTe layers during the pore formation process. Investigations were performed on the n-PbTe films with 2.3-μm...

    Sergey P Zimin, Egor S Gorlachev and Fedor O Skok

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:442

    Published on: 8 August 2012

  18. Nano Express

    Enhanced photoluminescence of porous silicon nanoparticles coated by bioresorbable polymers

    A significant enhancement of the photoluminescence (PL) efficiency is observed for aqueous suspensions of porous silicon nanoparticles (PSiNPs) coated by bioresorbable polymers, i.e., polylactic-co-glycolic ac...

    Maxim B Gongalsky, Alexander Yu Kharin, Liubov A Osminkina, Victor Yu Timoshenko, Jinyoung Jeong, Han Lee and Bong Hyun Chung

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:446

    Published on: 8 August 2012

  19. Nano Express

    Variable blocking temperature of a porous silicon/Fe3O4 composite due to different interactions of the magnetic nanoparticles

    In the frame of this work, the aim was to create a superparamagnetic nanocomposite system with a maximized magnetic moment when magnetized by an external field and a blocking temperature far below room tempera...

    Klemens Rumpf, Petra Granitzer, Puerto M Morales, Peter Poelt and Michael Reissner

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:445

    Published on: 8 August 2012

  20. Nano Express

    Luminescence properties of silicon-cellulose nanocomposite

    We have characterized the structure and luminescence properties for two-component material composed of nanocrystalline cellulose and nanocrystalline (less to 100 nm) silicon powder. An efficient and stable pho...

    Vitaly Pikulev, Svetlana Loginova and Valery Gurtov

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:426

    Published on: 31 July 2012

  21. Nano Express

    Current-voltage characteristics in macroporous silicon/SiOx/SnO2:F heterojunctions

    We study the electrical characteristics of macroporous silicon/transparent conductor oxide junctions obtained by the deposition of fluorine doped-SnO2 onto macroporous silicon thin films using the spray pyrolysis...

    Felipe A Garcés, Raul Urteaga, Leandro N Acquaroli, Roberto R Koropecki and Roberto D Arce

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:419

    Published on: 25 July 2012

  22. Nano Express

    Isothermal close space sublimation for II-VI semiconductor filling of porous matrices

    Isothermal close space sublimation, a simple and low-cost physical vapour transport technique, was used to infiltrate ZnTe and CdSe semiconductors in porous silicon. The structure of the embedded materials was...

    Vicente Torres-Costa, Claudia de Melo, Aurelio Climent-Font, Fernando Argulló-Rueda and Osvaldo de Melo

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:409

    Published on: 23 July 2012

  23. Nano Express

    Demonstration of photon Bloch oscillations and Wannier-Stark ladders in dual-periodical multilayer structures based on porous silicon

    Theoretical demonstration and experimental evidence of photon Bloch oscillations and Wannier-Stark ladders (WSLs) in dual-periodical (DP) multilayers, based on porous silicon, are presented. An introduction of...

    J Octavio Estevez, Jesús Arriaga, Antonio Mendez-Blas, Edgar Reyes-Ayona, José Escorcia and Vivechana Agarwal

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:413

    Published on: 23 July 2012

  24. Nano Express

    Photoacoustic effects in nanocomposite structure ‘porous silicon-liquid’

    Photoacoustic effect in nanocomposite structure ‘porous silicon-liquid’ has been investigated. Main mechanisms involved in the formation of photoacoustic signal in such structures have been experimentally stud...

    Dmitriy Andrusenko, Mykola Isaiev, Andrey Kuzmich, Vladimir Lysenko and Roman Burbelo

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:411

    Published on: 23 July 2012

  25. Nano Express

    Silicon-based photonic crystals fabricated using proton beam writing combined with electrochemical etching method

    A method for fabrication of three-dimensional (3D) silicon nanostructures based on selective formation of porous silicon using ion beam irradiation of bulk p-type silicon followed by electrochemical etching is...

    Zhiya Dang, Mark BH Breese, Gonzalo Recio-Sánchez, Sara Azimi, Jiao Song, Haidong Liang, Agnieszka Banas, Vicente Torres-Costa and Raúl José Martín-Palma

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:416

    Published on: 23 July 2012

  26. Nano Express

    Selective emitter using a screen printed etch barrier in crystalline silicon solar cell

    The low level doping of a selective emitter by etch back is an easy and low cost process to obtain a better blue response from a solar cell. This work suggests that the contact resistance of the selective emit...

    Kyuwan Song, Bonggi Kim, Hoongjoo Lee, Youn-Jung Lee, Cheolmin Park, Nagarajan Balaji, Minkyu Ju, Jaewoo Choi and Junsin Yi

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:410

    Published on: 23 July 2012

  27. Nano Express

    Taste and mouthfeel assessment of porous and non-porous silicon microparticles

    Unlike the trace minerals iron, copper and zinc, the semiconductor silicon has not had its organoleptic properties assessed. Nanostructured silicon provides the nutrient orthosilicic acid through hydrolysis in...

    Qurrat Shabir, Cyrus Skaria, Heather O Brien, Armando Loni, Christian Barnett and Leigh Canham

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:407

    Published on: 20 July 2012

  28. Nano Express

    Triangle pore arrays fabricated on Si (111) substrate by sphere lithography combined with metal-assisted chemical etching and anisotropic chemical etching

    The morphological change of silicon macropore arrays formed by metal-assisted chemical etching using shape-controlled Au thin film arrays was investigated during anisotropic chemical etching in tetramethylammo...

    Hidetaka Asoh, Kosuke Fujihara and Sachiko Ono

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:406

    Published on: 19 July 2012

  29. Nano Express

    Analysis methods for meso- and macroporous silicon etching baths

    Analysis methods for electrochemical etching baths consisting of various concentrations of hydrofluoric acid (HF) and an additional organic surface wetting agent are presented. These electrolytes are used for ...

    Julia B Nehmann, Sarah Kajari-Schröder and Detlef W Bahnemann

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:398

    Published on: 17 July 2012

  30. Nano Express

    Light-harvesting bio-nanomaterial using porous silicon and photosynthetic reaction center

    Porous silicon microcavity (PSiMc) structures were used to immobilize the photosynthetic reaction center (RC) purified from the purple bacterium Rhodobacter sphaeroides R-26. Two different binding methods were co...

    Kata Hajdu, Csilla Gergely, Marta Martin, László Zimányi, Vivechana Agarwal, Gabriela Palestino, Klára Hernádi, Zoltán Németh and László Nagy

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:400

    Published on: 17 July 2012

  31. Nano Express

    Porous silicon nanocrystals in a silica aerogel matrix

    Silicon nanoparticles of three types (oxide-terminated silicon nanospheres, micron-sized hydrogen-terminated porous silicon grains and micron-size oxide-terminated porous silicon grains) were incorporated into...

    Jamaree Amonkosolpan, Daniel Wolverson, Bernhard Goller, Sergej Polisski, Dmitry Kovalev, Matthew Rollings, Michael D W Grogan and Timothy A Birks

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:397

    Published on: 17 July 2012

  32. Nano Express

    Nanostructured porous silicon micropatterns as a tool for substrate-conditioned cell research

    The localized irradiation of Si allows a precise patterning at the microscale of nanostructured materials such as porous silicon (PS). PS patterns with precisely defined geometries can be fabricated using ion ...

    Esther Punzón-Quijorna, Vanessa Sánchez-Vaquero, Álvaro Muñoz-Noval, M Jesus Pérez-Roldán, Raúl J Martín-Palma, Francois Rossi, Aurelio Climent-Font, Miguel Manso-Silván, J Predestinacion García Ruiz and Vicente Torres-Costa

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:396

    Published on: 16 July 2012

  33. Nano Express

    Study of the omnidirectional photonic bandgap for dielectric mirrors based on porous silicon: effect of optical and physical thickness

    We report the theoretical comparison of the omnidirectional photonic bandgap (OPBG) of one-dimensional dielectric photonic structures, using three different refractive index profiles: sinusoidal, Gaussian, and...

    Augusto David Ariza-Flores, Luis Manuel Gaggero-Sager and Vivechana Agarwal

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:391

    Published on: 13 July 2012

  34. Nano Express

    Growth and characterization of TiO2 nanotubes from sputtered Ti film on Si substrate

    In this paper, we present the synthesis of self-organized TiO2 nanotube arrays formed by anodization of thin Ti film deposited on Si wafers by direct current (D.C.) sputtering. Organic electrolyte was used to dem...

    Karumbaiah N Chappanda, York R Smith, Swomitra K Mohanty, Loren W Rieth, Prashant Tathireddy and Mano Misra

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:388

    Published on: 12 July 2012

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