On the pathway of photoexcited electrons: probing photon-to-electron and photon-to-phonon conversions in silicon by ATR-IR


KARABUDAK E., Yuce E. , SCHLAUTMANN S., Hansen O., Mul G., Gardeniers H. (. G. E.

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, vol.14, no.31, pp.10882-10885, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 31
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1039/c2cp41831b
  • Title of Journal : PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.10882-10885

Abstract

Photoexcitation and charge carrier thermalization inside semiconductor photocatalysts are two important steps in solar fuel production. Here, photoexcitation and charge carrier thermalization in a silicon wafer are for the first time probed by a novel, yet simple and user-friendly Attenuated Total Reflectance Infrared spectroscopy (ATR-IR) system.