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Nanoscale Res Lett. 2012 Jan 16;7(1):76. doi: 10.1186/1556-276X-7-76.

Stabilization of mid-sized silicon nanoparticles by functionalization with acrylic acid.

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IVG, Institute for Combustion and Gasdynamics, University Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, 47048, Germany. robert.bywalez@uni-due.de.

Abstract

We present an enhanced method to form stable dispersions of medium-sized silicon nanoparticles for solar cell applications by thermally induced grafting of acrylic acid to the nanoparticle surface. In order to confirm their covalent attachment on the silicon nanoparticles and to assess the quality of the functionalization, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier spectroscopy measurements were carried out. The stability of the dispersion was elucidated by dynamic light scattering and Zeta-potential measurements, showing no sign of degradation for months.

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