Multiple etching pathways for the formation of porous Si nanostructures are visualized with the addition of ethylene glycol in metal-assisted chemical etching. The monotonic transition from solid to porous morphologies of Si nanostructures along with remarkable photoluminescence (PL) emission efficiency and distinct wetting phenomena can be observed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry