Physics of the Solid State

, Volume 61, Issue 8, pp 1394–1400 | Cite as

Traps in the Nanocomposite Layer of Silicon–Silicon Dioxide and Their Effect on the Luminescent Properties

  • P. A. Dement’ev
  • E. V. IvanovaEmail author
  • M. V. Zamoryanskaya


The traps of charge carriers in thermal films of silicon dioxide and silicon dioxide with a nanocomposite layer consisting of silicon oxide and silicon nanocrystallites have been studied using the methods of Kelvin-probe microscopy and cathode-luminescence. Based on experimental studies, the presence of electrons and holes in the trap samples is established. The effect of the charge state of electron traps on the luminescent properties of films is demonstrated. It is shown that the number of traps in nanocomposite layers is greater than in thermal oxides, but their activation energies are close in their values. This suggests that the nature of the traps in such layers is the same.


traps of electrons traps of holes silicon nanoclusters the luminescence 



The authors are grateful to O.V. Aleksandrov (St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI”) for providing samples and assistance in calculating the doping of films.


The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. A. Dement’ev
    • 1
  • E. V. Ivanova
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. V. Zamoryanskaya
    • 1
  1. 1.Ioffe InstituteSt. PetersburgRussia

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