Electroluminescent porous silicon

Authors

  • Prof. José M. Martínez-Duart,

    1. Department of Applied Physics C-XII Institute of Materials Science, CSIC Universidad Autónoma de Madrid E-28049 Madrid (Spain)
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  • Dr. Vitaly P. Parkhutik,

    1. Department of Applied Physics C-XII Institute of Materials Science, CSIC Universidad Autónoma de Madrid E-28049 Madrid (Spain)
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  • Dr. Ricardo Guerrero-Lemus,

    1. Department of Applied Physics C-XII Institute of Materials Science, CSIC Universidad Autónoma de Madrid E-28049 Madrid (Spain)
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  • Dr. José D. Moreno

    1. Department of Applied Physics C-XII Institute of Materials Science, CSIC Universidad Autónoma de Madrid E-28049 Madrid (Spain)
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Abstract

Porous silicon layers with controlled structure and well-defined surface chemical compositio and the deposition of solid contacts to form electroluminescent devices have recently been reported. The growth and characterization of the layers, several models of the morphology, and the formation processes are discussed, and the use of electrically conductive polymers as the contact materials to porous silicon layers presented.

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