Silicon Nanocrystals: from Solution to Solid State

  • Author / Creator
    Aghajamali, Maryam
  • Silicon nanocrystals (SiNCs) are a class of quantum dots (QDs) exhibiting unique size- and surface-dependent optoelectronic properties. They have shown promise as a safe and viable alternative to traditional compound QDs, mainly because silicon is non-toxic and earth-abundant. These NCs are attractive for potential applications, ranging from optoelectronics (e.g., light-emitting diodes) to energy storage devices (e.g., lithium-ion batteries (LIBs)). To access the unique properties of SiNCs and expand the scope of their applications, they must be transferred to functional structures (e.g., optical media, conductive matrices, patterned substrates). Hence, this thesis focuses on two approaches to transfer SiNCs from solutions to a solid host/substrate: aerogel incorporation and patterned transfer.

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    Fall 2018
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    Doctor of Philosophy
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