Electrochemistry of Silicon and Its Oxide

  • Xiaoge Gregory Zhang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Pages 91-130
  3. Pages 131-165
  4. Pages 167-235
  5. Pages 279-351
  6. Pages 353-439
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 453-510

About this book

Introduction

It may be argued that silicon, carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and iron are among the most important elements on our planet, because of their involvement in geological, biol- ical, and technological processes and phenomena. All of these elements have been studied exhaustively, and voluminous material is available on their properties. Included in this material are numerous accounts of their electrochemical properties, ranging from reviews to extensive monographs to encyclopedic discourses. This is certainly true for C, H, O, and Fe, but it is true to a much lesser extent for Si, except for the specific topic of semiconductor electrochemistry. Indeed, given the importance of the elect- chemical processing of silicon and the use of silicon in electrochemical devices (e. g. , sensors and photoelectrochemical cells), the lack of a comprehensive account of the electrochemistry of silicon in aqueous solution at the fundamental level is surprising and somewhat troubling. It is troubling in the sense that the non-photoelectrochemistry of silicon seems “to have fallen through the cracks,” with the result that some of the electrochemical properties of this element are not as well known as might be warranted by its importance in a modern technological society. Dr. Zhang’s book, Electrochemical Properties of Silicon and Its Oxide, will go a long way toward addressing this shortcoming. As with his earlier book on the elect- chemistry of zinc, the present book provides a comprehensive account of the elect- chemistry of silicon in aqueous solution.

Keywords

Potential chemistry complexity electrochemistry hydrogen liquid

Authors and affiliations

  • Xiaoge Gregory Zhang
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Cominco Ltd.MississaugaCanada
  2. 2.McMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b100331
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-46541-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47921-2
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