Although silicon is the most widely used material in microelectronics, photonics and photovoltaics, in recent years concerns about the evolu-tion of these sectors have been raised which seem related to funda-mental materials and processing aspects. Example are the limitations of the operating speed of microelectronic devices due to the intercon-nect, the lack of optical second-order nonlinearities in bulk silicon, the necessity to improve the efficiency in solar cells. Silicon based systems with new functionalities able to solve these and other prob-lems are highly desirable. In the last years, our group has developed new theoretical tools to study structural, electronic and optical proper-ties of silicon based systems, in particular silicon nanostructures. Our analyses have permitted to predict new properties of silicon, thus opening new possibilities for applications of this material in different technological fields. Here we review our main results.

TEACHING SILICON NEW POSSIBILITIES / Ossicini, S.; Marri, I.. - In: ATTI E MEMORIE. MEMORIE SCIENTIFICHE, GIURIDICHE, LETTERARIE. ACCADEMIA NAZIONALE DI SCIENZE LETTERE E ARTI DI MODENA. - ISSN 1724-0174. - Serie IX-Vol. I:I(2017), pp. 41-55.

TEACHING SILICON NEW POSSIBILITIES

S. Ossicini
;
I. Marri
2017

Abstract

Although silicon is the most widely used material in microelectronics, photonics and photovoltaics, in recent years concerns about the evolu-tion of these sectors have been raised which seem related to funda-mental materials and processing aspects. Example are the limitations of the operating speed of microelectronic devices due to the intercon-nect, the lack of optical second-order nonlinearities in bulk silicon, the necessity to improve the efficiency in solar cells. Silicon based systems with new functionalities able to solve these and other prob-lems are highly desirable. In the last years, our group has developed new theoretical tools to study structural, electronic and optical proper-ties of silicon based systems, in particular silicon nanostructures. Our analyses have permitted to predict new properties of silicon, thus opening new possibilities for applications of this material in different technological fields. Here we review our main results.
Serie IX-Vol. I
I
41
55
TEACHING SILICON NEW POSSIBILITIES / Ossicini, S.; Marri, I.. - In: ATTI E MEMORIE. MEMORIE SCIENTIFICHE, GIURIDICHE, LETTERARIE. ACCADEMIA NAZIONALE DI SCIENZE LETTERE E ARTI DI MODENA. - ISSN 1724-0174. - Serie IX-Vol. I:I(2017), pp. 41-55.
Ossicini, S.; Marri, I.
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