Solution synthesis of ultrastable luminescent siloxane-coated silicon nanoparticles

Jing Zou, Richard K. Baldwin, Katherine A. Pettigrew, Susan M. Kauzlarich

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

207 Scopus citations


Silicon nanoparticles (NPs) of ∼4.5(1.10) nm from a room-temperature solution route are terminated by a silanization method for the first time. Energy-selected emission is observed, consistent with the distribution of sizes obtained by this route. The NPs are photochemically stable in nonpolar organic solvents and when exposed to air/water under ambient conditions for up to 1 year. The nanoparticles were characterized by TEM, HRTEM, EDX, SAED, FTIR, 1H/13C NMR, UV - vis, and photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1181-1186
Number of pages6
JournalNano Letters
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Solution synthesis of ultrastable luminescent siloxane-coated silicon nanoparticles'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this