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Strong explosive interaction of hydrogenated porous silicon with oxygen at cryogenic temperatures


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Kovalev, D., Timoshenko, V. Y., Kunzner, N., Gross, E. and Koch, F., 2001. Strong explosive interaction of hydrogenated porous silicon with oxygen at cryogenic temperatures. Physical Review Letters, 8706 (6).

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Abstract

We report new types of heterogeneous hydrogen-oxygen and silicon-oxygen branched chain reactions which have been found to proceed explosively after the filling of pores of hydrogen-terminated porous silicon (Si) by condensed or liquid oxygen in the temperature range of 4.2-90 K. Infrared vibrational absorption spectroscopy shows that, while initially Si nanocrystals assembling the layers have hydrogen-terminated surfaces, the final products of the reaction are SiO2 and H2O. Time-resolved optical experiments show that the explosive reaction develops in a time scale of 10(-6) S. We emphasize the remarkable structural properties of porous Si layers which are crucial for the strong explosive interaction.

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsKovalev, D., Timoshenko, V. Y., Kunzner, N., Gross, E. and Koch, F.
DOI10.1103/PhysRevLett.87.068301
DepartmentsFaculty of Science > Physics
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code9232
Additional InformationID number: ISI:000170310200053

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