Silicon, a highly abundant, scalable, processable, cost effective, biocompatible and non-toxic material, is presently the basic material used in almost all microelectronic devices.
Recent research has pointed to the potentially revolutionary utilization of nanostructured silicon in a much broader field. Silicon has now been considered for use in chemical and biological sensors, fluidic field-effect transistors and flow monitors, computer memories, high-capacity lithium ion battery anodes, photocatalysts, solar cells, biocompatible implantable medical devices and medical theranostics.
This work explores the current science and future technology of silicon in its various nanoscale forms. The book provides chemists, materials researchers and device professionals with detailed analysis of the interdisciplinary field, with particular emphasis on the emergent âhot topicâ areas of energy and biological applications
Graduate-level and above materials scientists, solid state physicists and chemists, energy and biomaterials scientists, and device professionals researching or deploying nanostructured silicon.