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Photonics descriprion

Light emission from silicon nanostructures

Many efforts of the scientific community working in the field of nanophotonics are currently devoted towards the development of a Si-based light source able to be used for the...

Rare-earth doped Si-based materials for photonics and lightning

One of the bottlenecks for the widespread application of Si photonics, and for the merging of electronic and optical functions on the same chip, is the lack of efficient light...

Metallic nanostructures and metallic-based nanocomposites for energy conversion devices

The interest in assembling metal nanoparticles (NPs) onto conductive transparent substrates, as fluorine doped-tin-oxide (SnO2:F, FTO), has increased as the resulting interfaces show interesting...

Light detectors based on ZnO, Si, and Ge Nanostructures

Light detection will be attempted by using Si and Ge quantum structures embedded in insulating matrices or by low-cost synthesized ZnO nanostructures.

The first activity is focused on the...

Si and Ge Nanostructures for photovoltaics

The aim of this activity is the synthesis and characterization of Si and Ge nanostructures, mainly quantum dots, immersed in dielectric Si-based thin film matrixes (e.g. Si oxides and nitrides)....