Control of silicon dimensionality of polysilanes and their optical properties

Akira Watanabe, Mamoru Fujitsuka, Osamu Ito, Takao Miwa

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The effects of the silicon skeleton on the optical properties were studied for various kinds of polysilanes such as polysilylene, polysilyne, and soluble organosilicon nanocluster, which have one, two, and three dimensional silicon skeletons, respectively. The absorption and emission spectra of the polysilanes show the decrease of the optical band gap Eg,opt with increasing the Si-dimensionality. The quantum size effects in the optical properties of the organosilicon nanoclusters with various Si-core sizes were discussed in comparison with those of inorganic silicons. Eg,opt of the organosilicon nanocluster film heat-treated at 500°C is similar to that of a-Si, and it suggests the possibility of a-Si coating.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-366
Number of pages4
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jan 1
EventProceedings of the 1998 IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, IMTC. Part 1 (of 2) - St.Paul, MN, USA
Duration: 1998 May 181998 May 21


  • A-Si coating
  • Nanocluster
  • Polysilane
  • Quantum size effects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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