Photoluminescence decay of silicon nanocrystals and Lévy stable distributions

G. Dattoli, K. Górska, A. Horzela, K.A. Penson

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We incorporate the tools of Lévy processes and distributions to describe the photoluminescence of silicon nanocrystals. The method relies on two novel features: first we use exact forms of one-sided Lévy distributions to get an excellent reproduction of experimental data. Then we show that the dynamics leading to photoluminescence decay can be modelled in terms of fractional Fokker-Planck equation. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2201 - 2205
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number30-31
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jun 2014
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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