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- 1Achal, Roshan
- 1Chung, Deborah K
- 1Epp, Eric
- 1Huff,Taleana R
- 1JavadiCharani, Morteza
- 1Kohandehghan, Alireza
This thesis will discuss the charge dynamics of dangling bonds (DBs) on the hydrogen terminated Si(100) surface under the effects of temperature and perturbations from local electric fields. The experimental methods are then extended towards DB chains. Electronic time resolved imaging techniques...
The elements of Group 14 show an extensive range of chemical behaviors. Lying at the boundary between metals and non-metals, some members of Group 14, namely silicon and germanium, are intermediate in their properties. These semiconductors are extremely important in science and technology. Si,...
Silicon nanocrystals (SiNCs) have been suggested as promising candidates for bioimaging because of their abundance, biocompatibility, and stable photoluminescent properties. However, “naked” SiNCs are insoluble in water and very reactive. As a result, NC surface functionalization is necessary to...
This thesis is focused on the silicon-based anode materials for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) as well as germanium-based electrode materials for sodium-ion batteries (NIBs). In our first attempt we studied electrochemical cycling stability and degradation mechanisms of silicon nanowires (SiNWs)...
This thesis is focused on the Si-based anode materials for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) as well as biomass-derived carbons for LIBs and sodium-ion batteries (NIBs). In our first attempt we investigated the effect of the support growth substrate as well as of aluminum coating layers on the...
The field of plasmonics has offered the promise to combine electronics and photonics at the nanometer scale for ultrafast information processing speeds and compact integration of devices. Various plasmonic waveguide schemes were proposed with the potential to achieve switching functionalities and...
Dangling Bonds (DBs) on the silicon surface exist when a silicon atom lacks a bonding partner, resulting in a localized orbital which is not involved in any chemical bonds. On the hydrogen-terminated Si(100) surface, such DBs introduce a mid-gap state. DBs can be created on this surface by the...
We present the characterization of close-spaced linear dangling bond structures, or dangling bond chains, two to seven dangling bonds long, on a hydrogen terminated silicon (100)-2x1 surface using a scan- ning tunnelling microscope. Constant height differential conductance maps reveal their local...
Observing and Manipulating Single Electrons Confined to Silicon Dangling Bond Ensembles with Non-Contact Atomic Force MicroscopyDownload
Non-contact atomic force microscopy (nc-AFM) is capable of inducing and resolving single-electron charge transitions of surface adsorbates. Here, these techniques are extended by studying the charge configurations of dangling bond (DB) ensembles on the hydrogen-terminated silicon surface. nc-AFM...
This thesis describes the fabrication and characterization of integrated hollow Bragg waveguides fabricated by controlled thin film buckling. Hollow waveguides based on two different set of materials were studied. In the first case, thermal tuning of air-core dimensions was studied using...