The award of a University of Toronto Connaught Transformative Grant in support of our research on New Forms of Luminescent Silicon is deeply appreciated. ÖD wishes to acknowledge the Middle East Technical University, Ankara for a leave of absence to allow him to perform his Ph. D. and Post Doctoral Fellow research at the University of Toronto.
Nanostructures: New forms of luminescent silicon†
Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
Copyright © 1995 Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 7, Issue 1, pages 72–78, January 1995
How to Cite
Dag, Ö., Kuperman, A. and Ozin, G. A. (1995), Nanostructures: New forms of luminescent silicon. Adv. Mater., 7: 72–78. doi: 10.1002/adma.19950070117
- Issue published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
The cover picture represents a 60-atom silicon nanocluster with a diamond-like structure, within the supercage of zeolite Y. In this article, recent developments in the chemical synthesis of novel and well-defined nanoscale forms of luminescent silicon are reviewed and the methods used to “trick” silicon (an indirect bandgap semiconductor with electric dipole forbidden luminescence) into emitting light discussed.