Photoluminescence and electroluminescence in partially oxidized porous silicon

L. Tsybeskov, S. P. Duttagupta, P. M. Fauchet

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The results of photoluminescence (PL) and electroluminescence (EL) studies from partially oxidized porous silicon (POPS) layers are presented. The PL from POPS is stable, peaks at 600-570 nm and its temperature dependence can be fitted by an exponential law with an activation energy Ea ≈ 10 meV. The current-voltage characteristics of Au-(POPS)-crystalline silicon (c-Si) structures follow a power law I ≈ Vn. When the index n becomes higher than 3, electroluminescence (EL) is found. The EL peaks at 760 nm and is stable for more than 100 hours of operation. The intensity of the EL is a linear function of current for all measured structures up to current density J ≈ 1 A/cm2. Our results suggest that partially oxidized porous silicon is more useful for device applications than freshly anodized porous silicon which has unstable properties or than fully oxidized porous silicon in which transport is poor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)683-688
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1994 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Nov 28 1994Nov 30 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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