Spectral and decay features related to the red emission from Si nanocrystals were investigated by time-resolvedphotoluminescence spectra carried out on SiOx/SiO2 nanosized multilayers. On decreasing the SiOx thickness from 8.4 nm to 2.2 nm this luminescence band exhibits a blue-shift from 1.65 eV to 1.75 eV and its lifetime increases from 12μs to 17 μs. These results are discussed on the basis of previous models proposed in literature andagree with quantum confinement effects arising from differently sized Si nanocrystals in our samples.
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|