Optical properties of porous silicon doped with Erbium / Nur Afni Che Ariff

Che Ariff, Nur Afni (2011) Optical properties of porous silicon doped with Erbium / Nur Afni Che Ariff. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


The effects of immersion time and quantity of Erbium plated on porous silicon (PSi) have been studied. Porous silicon was prepared by electrochemical method with an electrolyte composed of Hydrofluoric acid and Ethanol. The Erbium plating process was carried out by immersion technique with electrolyte composed of Erbium (III) nitrate pentahydrate and Ethanol. The photoluminescence (PL) effect on PSi samples have been studied and shows a PL intensity is improves at certain mass percentage of Erbium (Er) and the PL peak shifts to the blue luminescence. Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) was also performed to study the chemical functional group changes after the plating process. The possible mechanism of the effects will be discussed in this paper. The result shows that when the Erbium diffuses into a pore, an enhancement of the photoluminescence was obtained for all Erbium used concentration. The photoluminescence of porous silicon (PSi) was increased at about 12%. It was also found that the photoluminescence became stable at certain point after the dopant solution continually to increase. All samples show a broad nanocrystal-related luminescence spectrum centered around 700 ran to 725 ran, So it concluded that the porous silicon doped with erbium is able to increase the photoluminescence intensity.


Item Type: Student Project
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Che Ariff, Nur Afni
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics > Electricity and magnetism
Q Science > QD Chemistry > Physical and theoretical chemistry
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Applied Sciences
Programme: Science (Hons.) Industrial Physics
Keywords: Porous, Silicon doped, Erebium
Date: 2011
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/45391
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