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Structural and elastic properties of porous silicon

Matthai, Clarence Cherian, Gavartin, J. L. and Cafolla, A. A. 1995. Structural and elastic properties of porous silicon. Thin Solid Films 255 (1-2) , pp. 174-176. 10.1016/0040-6090(94)05648-W

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Abstract

We have implemented a modified diffusion-limited aggregation model to simulate the porous silicon structure obtained by electrochemical dissolution. The resulting fractal structures were fully equilibrated using the molecular dynamics method. An analysis of the relaxed structure shows it to be quite stable with the presence of one-, two- and three-coordinated atoms as well as the four-coordinated atoms found in bulk silicon. It is suggested that the different substructures or nanocrystals might be responsible for the observed photoluminescence

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Uncontrolled Keywords: Elastic properties; Silicon; Structural properties.
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0040-6090
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 06:48
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/64957

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