Singlet oxygen generation by nanoporous silicon: photoluminescence dynamics in magnetic field

Gazimagomed Aliev, Jamaree Amonkosolpan, Daniel Wolverson

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Singlet oxygen generation in porous silicon (PSi) was investigated by a magneto-optical experiment. Photoluminescence (PL) quenching due to an energy transfer (ET) process mediated by an exchange interaction was monitored in the spectral range 1.4-2.5 eV and in a magnetic field of 0-6 Tesla at different levels of oxygen concentration and excitation pump power. When a magnetic field was applied, both PL recovery and, for magnetic fields below 2 Tesla and high concentrations of oxygen, an unusual additional pump power dependent quenching of the PL was observed. A rate equation model describing the behavior of PL from PSi with oxygen adsorbed at cryogenic temperatures in magnetic field was developed. The model has been expanded to cover the ET process as a function of the nanoparticle size.

Original languageEnglish
Article number035703
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2019

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  • Porous silicon
  • energy transfer
  • exchange mechanism
  • magnetic field
  • photoluminescence
  • photosensitizing
  • singlet oxygen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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