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Cathodoluminescence from mechanically cracked porous silicon



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Rams, J. and Plugaru, R. and Piqueras de Noriega, Javier (1999) Cathodoluminescence from mechanically cracked porous silicon. Materials Science and Engineering B-Solid State Materials for Advanced Technology, 68 (2). pp. 126-129. ISSN 0921-5107

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0921-5107(99)00475-4



Cathodoluminescence of porous silicon after mechanical damage with a tip has been studied in the scanning electron microscope. Mechanical damage results in the exposure of new surfaces related to fracture and to small particles appearing over the porous silicon layer. The freshly generated surfaces caused an increase of several orders of magnitude in the luminescence efficiency.

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© 1999 Elsevier Science S.A.
This work has been supported by the DOES, under grant PB96-0639, CICYT (MAT98-1306-E), and by the Scientific Cooperation Programme between Spain and Romania.

Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Materials
ID Code:26364
Deposited On:25 Jul 2014 12:26
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