Elsevier Science and Technology’s latest report discusses the latest developments in nanotubes, nanowires, and nanoparticles of silicon in detail.
Nanosilicon in the form of nanotubes, nanowires, nanoparticles and porous material has innovative properties, which gain the attention of the research world.
These properties hold potential in designing suitable components for upcoming miniature devices and in the development of breakthrough optoelectronic applications, thanks to the bright luminescence demonstrated by porous silicon, nanowires and nanoparticles. New insights gained from research on silicon nanotubes, silicon fullerenes and metal encapsulated clusters have transformed nanosilicon research, thus paving the way to large-scale synthesis of nanoparticles with precise control on shape and size in addition to unique quasi one-dimensional structures. Silicon can also be utilized as an optical material and in silicon laser development.
The report includes expert analyses on the latest experimental and theoretical developments in various nanosilicon forms. It also covers applications of nanosilicon in silicon nanowire devices, biological and chemical sensors at molecular scale, photonic material, and single electron transistors in detail. Self-assemblies of nanosilicon forms are significant for applications. These advancements are also associated with silicon cage structures in clathrates.
The comprehensive report focuses on the challenges in the development of silicon-based technology and outlines the latest advances in nanosilicon research. Key topics covered in the report include Silicon Nanoparticles: New photonic and electronic material at the transition between solid and molecule; Cluster Assembled Silicon Networks; Metal Encapsulated Clusters of Silicon - Silicon fullerenes and other caged polyhedral forms; Porous Silicon - Sensors and future applications; Silicon Nanowires and Nanowire Heterostructures; Theoretical Advances in the Electronic and Atomic Structures of Silicon Nanotubes and Nanowires; Phonons in Silicon Nanowires; Quasi-One-Dimensional Silicon Nanostructures; Low Dimensional Silicon as a Photonic Material; and Nanosilicon Single-Electron Transistors and Memory.