A transmission electron microscopy study of porous silicon

K. J. Abrams, S. E. Donnelly

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Porous silicon (PoSi) has been investigated for more than a decade because of its room-temperature photoluminescence resulting from quantum confinement effects. PoSi is, however, also biodegradable, biocompatible and often bioactive, rendering it of considerable research interest for a number of possible applications as a biomaterial. This paper presents details of work which forms part of a PhD study of the use of PoSi in drug delivery systems. In the current work, a method of utilising electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS) to obtain a porosity value is being developed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)272-275
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes


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