Nanocomposites of Silicon Oxides and Carbon: Its Study as Luminescent Nanomaterials

Gabriel Omar Mendoza Conde, José Alberto Luna López*, Zaira Jocelyn Hernández Simón, José Álvaro David Hernández de la Luz, Karim Monfil Leyva, Jesús Carrillo López, Haydee Patricia Martínez Hernández, Erick Gastellóu Hernández, Dainet Berman Mendoza, Javier Flores Méndez

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Abstract

In this work, hybrid structures formed by nanostructured layers, which contain materials, such as porous silicon (PSi), carbon nanotubes (CNTs), graphene oxide (GO), and silicon-rich oxide (SRO), were studied. The PSi layers were obtained by electrochemical etching over which CNTs and GO were deposited by spin coating. In addition, SRO layers, in which silicon nanocrystals are embedded, were obtained by hot filament chemical vapor deposition (HFCVD) technique. Photoluminescence (PL) spectra were obtained from the hybrid structures with which a comparative analysis was completed among different PL ones. The SRO layers were used to confine the CNTs and GO. The main purpose of making these hybrid structures is to modulate their PL response and obtain different emission energy regions in the PL response. It was found that the PL spectra of the CNTs/SRO and GO/SRO structures exhibit a shift towards high energies compared to those obtained from the PSi layers; likewise, the PSi/CNTs/SRO and PSi/GO/SRO structures show a similar behavior. To identify the different emission mechanisms originated by PSi, GO, CNTs, and SRO, the PL spectra were deconvolved. It was found that the Psi/CNTs/SRO and Psi/GO/SRO structures exhibit a PL shift in respect to the PSi layers, for this reason, the modulation of the PL emission of the structures makes these hybrid structures promising candidates to be applied in the field of photonic and electroluminescent devices.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1271
JournalNanomaterials
Volume13
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2023

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Keywords

  • carbon nanotubes
  • graphene oxide
  • luminescence
  • nanocomposites
  • porous silicon
  • silicon rich oxide

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