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Rylan Woods, Dixie State University

Location

Virtual

Start Date

5-10-2021 10:35 AM

End Date

5-10-2021 10:40 AM

Description

Silicon nanostructures, such as silicon nanowires and silicon nanodots, exhibit notably different thermoelectric, electric, and optical properties from bulk silicon. These nanostructures are ideal for utilization in a variety of electronic and optical devices ranging from batteries to solar panels. While various synthesis methods and catalysts exist for making silicon nanowires, gallium exhibits unique nanowire shapes compared to other catalyst metals such as gold or silver. This experiment uses gallium as a catalyst to form silicon nanostructures onoriented silicon substrate at temperatures of 0, 850, and 900ºC. Analyzing dosed samples via SEM resulted in several samples showing possible evidence of nucleation.

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May 10th, 10:35 AM May 10th, 10:40 AM

Evaluating Gallium as a Catalyst for Silicon Nanodot Synthesis

Virtual

Silicon nanostructures, such as silicon nanowires and silicon nanodots, exhibit notably different thermoelectric, electric, and optical properties from bulk silicon. These nanostructures are ideal for utilization in a variety of electronic and optical devices ranging from batteries to solar panels. While various synthesis methods and catalysts exist for making silicon nanowires, gallium exhibits unique nanowire shapes compared to other catalyst metals such as gold or silver. This experiment uses gallium as a catalyst to form silicon nanostructures onoriented silicon substrate at temperatures of 0, 850, and 900ºC. Analyzing dosed samples via SEM resulted in several samples showing possible evidence of nucleation.