The effects of illumination during anodic etching of porous Si have been studied. For a fixed current density and anodization time, it has been observed that below a critical irradiance level, increasing the radiant flux density during anodization results in higher photoluminescence and a blue shift of the photoluminescence spectra. For irradiance above the critical value, the photoluminescence intensity decreases. Transmission Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy have been employed to investigate the effects of illumination on the characteristics of porous Si.
- illumination effect
- Porous Si