Electrodeposition of Fluorescent Si Nanomaterial from Acidic Sodium Silicate Solutions

Abstract

We developed a procedure for the electrodeposition of fluorescent silicon nanomaterial from silicates on conducting substrates. The electrodeposion solution used is a solution of sodium metasilicon salts (Na2SiO3) in HF/H2O2. When a positively biased platinum substrate is immersed in the bath, a current is drawn and a thin fluorescent coating is formed on the substrate. We discuss the results in terms of current-induced nucleation of silicon nanostructures.

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The authors also acknowledge US NSF grant BES-0118053, US International NSF grant, the State of Illinois grant IDCCA No. 00-49106, the Higher Council for Science and Technology (Jordan) and the University of Jordan.

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Abuhassan, L.H., Nayfeh, M.H. Electrodeposition of Fluorescent Si Nanomaterial from Acidic Sodium Silicate Solutions. MRS Online Proceedings Library 862, 810 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1557/PROC-862-A8.10

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