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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2012
  • pp: 510–518

Luminescent silicon nanoparticles prepared by ultra short pulsed laser ablation in liquid for imaging applications

R. Intartaglia, K. Bagga, M. Scotto, A. Diaspro, and F. Brandi  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 5, pp. 510-518 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.2.000510


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Abstract

Heavy-metal-free semiconductor material like Silicon Nanoparticle (Si-NPs) is attracting scientists because of their diverse applications in biomedical field. In this work, pulsed laser ablation of silicon in aqueous solution is employed to generate Si-NPs in one step avoiding use of chemical precursors. Characterization by absorption, electron and photoluminescence analysis proves the generation of luminescent Si-NPs. The productivity rate of Si-NPs is investigated by Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrometry. Furthermore, Si-NPs quantum yield and confocal microscopy studies corroborate the potential use of these biocompatible Si-NPs for imaging applications.

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OCIS Codes
(130.5990) Integrated optics : Semiconductors
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Fluorescent and Luminescent Materials

History
Original Manuscript: February 16, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 23, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 24, 2012
Published: April 2, 2012

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Citation
R. Intartaglia, K. Bagga, M. Scotto, A. Diaspro, and F. Brandi, "Luminescent silicon nanoparticles prepared by ultra short pulsed laser ablation in liquid for imaging applications," Opt. Mater. Express 2, 510-518 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-2-5-510


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