Photoluminescence dynamics of organic molecule-passivated Si nanoclusters
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The size-selected phenyl-passivated Si nanoclusters with the mean diameters of 1.5 and 1.3 nm have been prepared in the solution route. The intense PL observed in Si nanoclusters, in which the band gap energies increase up to approximately 4 eV, originates from electron-hole pair recombination. From time-resolved PL, two kinds of exponential PL decay components with fast and slow lifetime were observed. The identical decays with slow lifetime will be derived from the surface states of Si nanoclusters passivated by phenyl molecules. The size-dependent zero-phonon assisted optical transitions by quantum size effects occur at a high rate of sub-nanosecond timescale.
KeywordsSolution Route Magnesium Silicide Quantum Monte Carlo Calculation Phenyl Lithium Decrease Cluster Size
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