Functional Device Applications of Nanosilicon
The particular physical functions of quantum-sized silicon have been investigated, along with exploration of their potential device applications. A strong confinement effect fully modifies the original optical, electrical, and thermal properties of bulk silicon. A discussion regarding their control and applications is presented, which addresses blue phosphorescence, enhanced photoconduction, operation of a ballistic electron emitter in solutions, and digital drive of a thermo-acoustic sound emitter.
Seiichi Miyazaki and Hitoshi Tabata
N. Koshida et al., "Functional Device Applications of Nanosilicon", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 470, pp. 20-26, 2011