Hydrogen-terminated silicon quantum dots

Silicon quantum dots have been intensively studied dating back to the 1980s

Rui-Qin Zhang; Yanoar Pribadi Sarwono

2018

Scholarcy highlights

  • Silicon quantum dots have been intensively studied dating back to the 1980s
  • Stability of silicon nanostructures is important because a stable nanosized silicon cluster maintains its properties and functionality
  • This chapter focuses on the studies of fully hydrogenated silicon nanocrystals and partially hydrogenated silicon nanoclusters
  • The reduced coordination of surface silicon atoms results in unsaturated dangling bonds which make the surface of the nanoparticles very reactive and unstable
  • Based on the study of the silicon nanoclusters, the fully hydrogenated silicon nanocrystals are the most stable structures compared to those of partially hydrogenated ones

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