Characterisation of silicon nanoparticles produced by mechanical attrition using scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and X-ray photoemission spectroscopy

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Britton, David T en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Härting, Margit en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Unuigbe, David Moweme en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-11T13:32:44Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-11T13:32:44Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Unuigbe, D. 2012. Characterisation of silicon nanoparticles produced by mechanical attrition using scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and X-ray photoemission spectroscopy. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12105
dc.description Includes abstract. en_ZA
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The establishment of printing technologies, using nanoparticle based inks, promises inexpensive manufacture of electronic devices. However, to produce working devices, nanoparticles have to meet requirements on size, shape, and composition. In the application of silicon nanoparticles in electronics, it is important that a network of interconnecting particles is formed through which charge transport can take place. Of further importance is that there is an absence of surface oxide in order to maintain a direct silicon-silicon connection within the network. In this work, cheap and scalable production of silicon nanoparticles is achieved efficiently with a top-down process of mechanical attrition by high energy milling. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Physics en_ZA
dc.title Characterisation of silicon nanoparticles produced by mechanical attrition using scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and X-ray photoemission spectroscopy en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Physics en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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