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Electrical Properties of Thin Layers Consisting of Surface Functionalized Silicon Nanoparticles

  • Jürgen Nelles (a1), Enrique Rodríguez Castellón (a2) and Ulrich Simon (a1)

The present study investigates systematically, how the electrical properties of thin films consisting of silicon nanoparticles are affected by an organic monolayer coating the particles. Therefore, films of as-prepared silicon nanoparticles with a size of about 23 nm as well as freshly etched ones, both terminated with hydrogen, are compared with films of silicon nanoparticles functionalized with different 1-alkenes. It is found that the activation energy of the electron transport through the nanoparticle films scales with the thickness and permittivity of the respective organic monolayer.

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