Light scattering diagnostics of silicon particle growth in CO

S. Botti, A. Celeste

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In this work, we report an experimentally simple method for probing the silicon particle size evolution during the CO2laser-induced pyrolysis of silane in a flow reactor, based on scattering of He-Ne laser light by a particulate in the reaction flame. The scattering and extinction measurements have been used to measure nucleation and growth kinetics of silicon powders within the reaction zone. The experience gained by this technique allowed synthesis of silicon particles with a wide size range. © Springer-Verlag 1998.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421 - 424
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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