Lindsay E Pell

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Reversible electrochemical injection of discrete numbers of electrons into sterically stabilized silicon nanocrystals (NCs) (approximately 2 to 4 nanometers in diameter) was observed by differential pulse voltammetry (DPV) in N,N'-dimethylformamide and acetonitrile. The electrochemical gap between the onset of electron injection and hole injection-related(More)
A new synthetic method was developed to produce robust, highly crystalline, organic-monolayer passivated silicon (Si) nanocrystals in a supercritical fluid. By thermally degrading the Si precursor, diphenylsilane, in the presence of octanol at 500 degrees C and 345 bar, relatively size-monodisperse sterically stabilized Si nanocrystals ranging from 15 to 40(More)
Colloidal submicrometer-diameter amorphous silicon (a-Si) particles are synthesized with >90% yield by thermal decomposition of trisilane (Si3H8) in supercritical hexane at temperatures ranging from 400 to 500 degrees C and pressures up to 345 bar. A range of synthetic conditions was explored to optimize the quality of the product. Under the appropriate(More)
Polydisperse amorphous-silicon colloidal particles ranging from approximately 10 to 140 nm in diameter were evaporated onto carbon substrates. The particles formed close-packed monolayers in which each particle had 6-fold nearest-neighbor coordination characteristic of a hexagonal lattice yet completely lacked positional order. Orientational correlation(More)
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