Porous Silicon: Morphology and Formation Mechanisms

  • Gregory X. Zhang
Part of the Modern Aspects of Electrochemistry book series (MAOE, volume 39)

Abstract

Porous silicon (PS) is a material formed by anodic dissolution of single crystalline silicon in HF containing solutions. Since its discovery more than four decades ago, a large number of investigations have been undertaken, the results of which revealed that PS has extremely rich morphological features and the formation process of PS is a very complex function of numerous factors.1 Accordingly, many theories have been proposed on the various mechanistic aspects on formation and morphology of PS. Figure 1 is a summary of the progress of research on PS with respect to the discovery of major PS features and development of theories.

Keywords

Porous Silicon Potential Drop Space Charge Layer Porous Silicon Layer Pore Bottom 
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  1. 1.Teck ComincoProduct Technology CentreMississaugaCanada

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