Hybrid silicon nanostructures with conductive ligands and their microscopic conductivities

Bian, Tiezheng, Peck, Jamie N., Cottrell, Stephen P., Jayasooriya, Upali A. and Chao, Yimin (2017) Hybrid silicon nanostructures with conductive ligands and their microscopic conductivities. Journal of Electronic Materials, 46 (5). 3221–3226. ISSN 0361-5235

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Silicon nanoparticles (SiNPs) functionalized with conjugated molecules promise a potential pathway to generate a new category of thermoelectric materials. While the thermoelectric performance of materials based on phenyl-acetylene capped SiNPs has been proven, their low conductivity is still a problem for their general application. A muon study of phenyl-acetylene capped SiNPs has been recently carried out using the HiFi spectrometer at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, measuring the ALC spectra as a function of temperature. The results show a reduction in the measured line width of the resonance above room temperature, suggesting an activated behaviour for this system. This study shows that the muon study could be a powerful method to investigate microscopic conductivity of hybrid thermoelectric materials.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: silicon nanostructure,muon spectroscopy,hybrid materials,phenylacetylene,thermoelectric performance,microscopic conductivity
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
Faculty of Science
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2016 00:31
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2021 07:55
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/60076
DOI: 10.1007/s11664-016-4954-y

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