Doping of porous silicon with terbium organic complex

J. X. Meng*, T. K. Li, Rick W K WONG, Kok Wai CHEAH

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A simple but effective doping method to introduce functional organic molecules and metal ions into porous silicon with relatively simple organic complexes was developed. After porous silicon was doped with a Tb-sulfosalicylic complex, it emits bright green emission when excited with UV light. The photoluminescence (PL) spectrum shows that only Tb3+ ions emit efficiently while the luminescence of porous silicon and organic ligands is almost thoroughly quenched. Based on the Fourier transform infrared and PL measurements, it is proposed that Tb3+ complex was physically adsorbed into pores of porous silicon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-366
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (A) Applied Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2000

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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