Journal article

Fluorescent Silicon Carbide Nanoparticles

Mitchell O de Vries, Shin-ichiro Sato, Takeshi Ohshima, Brant C Gibson, Jean-Marie Bluet, Stefania Castelletto, Brett C Johnson, Philipp Reineck

ADVANCED OPTICAL MATERIALS | WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH | Published : 2021

Abstract

Silicon carbide (SiC) is an indirect wide band gap semiconductor that is utilized in many industrial applications due to its extreme physical properties. SiC nanoparticles (NPs) exhibit a versatile surface chemistry, fluoresce from the ultraviolet to the near-infrared spectral ranges, and their sizes can be tuned from one to hundreds of nanometers. Yet, fluorescent SiC NPs have received far less attention by the scientific community. This review summarizes the state-of-the-art in fluorescent SiC NPs. Nanoparticle fabrication methods, characterization techniques, nanoparticle surface chemistry, and SiC NPs fluorescence properties are assessed in detail. Atomic defects and impurities in the Si..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council Center of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics


Awarded by Australian Research Council Center of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology


Awarded by ARC DECRA Fellowship scheme


Awarded by JSPS KAKENHI


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by the Australian Research Council Center of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (No. CE140100003) and the Australian Research Council Center of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (No. CE170100012). Part of this study was carried out within the framework of the QST International Research Initiative. P.R. acknowledges funding through the RMIT Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellowship and ARC DECRA Fellowship scheme (No. DE200100279). M.dV. acknowledges funding through the RMIT's Research Stipend Scholarship (RRSS-SC). T.O. acknowledges funding JSPS KAKENHI 18H03770 and 20H00355.