Applied Physics B

, 122:277 | Cite as

Laser-induced incandescence from laser-heated silicon nanoparticles

  • Jan Menser
  • Kyle Daun
  • Thomas Dreier
  • Christof Schulz


This work describes the application of temporally and spectrally resolved laser-induced incandescence to silicon nanoparticles synthesized in a microwave plasma reactor. Optical properties for bulk silicon presented in the literature were extended for nanostructured particles analyzed in this paper. Uncertainties of parameters in the evaporation submodel, as well as measurement noise, are incorporated into the inference process by Bayesian statistics. The inferred nanoparticle sizes agree with results from transmission electron microscopy, and the determined accommodation coefficient matches the values of the preceding study.


Heat Transfer Model Streak Camera Silicon Nanoparticles Liquid Silicon Evaporation Heat Transfer 
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This research was carried out with support from the German Research Foundation, DFG (SCHU 1369/14). The participation of Kyle Daun was supported by a grant from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IVG, Institute for Combustion und Gas Dynamics – Reactive FluidsUniversity of Duisburg EssenDuisburgGermany
  2. 2.CENIDE, Center for Nanointegration Duisburg EssenUniversity of Duisburg EssenDuisburgGermany
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics EngineeringUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada
  4. 4.Waterloo Institute for NanotechnologyUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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