Gas-Phase Plasma Synthesis of Free-Standing Silicon Nanoparticles for Future Energy Applications

TitleGas-Phase Plasma Synthesis of Free-Standing Silicon Nanoparticles for Future Energy Applications
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsI. Dogan, M.CM van de Sanden
JournalPlasma Processes and Polymers
Volume13
Issue1
Pagination19-53
Keywordsdownstream plasma, nanofabrication, NUCLEATION, plasma polymerization, silicon nanoparticle
Abstract

Silicon nanoparticles (Si-NPs) are considered as possible candidates for a wide spectrum of future technological applications. Research in the last decades has shown that plasmas are one of the most suitable environments for the synthesis of Si-NPs. This review discusses the unique size-dependent features of Si-NPs, and the fundamental mechanisms of nanoparticle formation in plasmas by highlighting major plasma synthesis techniques. In addition, the routes to achieve control on Si-NP morphology and chemistry in plasma environments will be discussed. We will review recent advancements in solar cell and lithium-ion battery applications of gas-phase plasma synthesized Si-NPs by highlighting key results from the literature. We will discuss further technological applications, where gas-phase plasma synthesized Si-NPs can contribute, like water splitting and thermoelectrics.

DOI10.1002/ppap.201500197
Division

MaSF

Department

PhSF

PID

07f5174b6b77056cfd19eb3297d43de2

Alternate TitlePlasma Processes Polym.
LabelOA

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