Silicon is the most important semiconducting material of microelectronic industry and silicon nanostructures are attracting increasing interest because of their peculiar optical properties.

The workshop will cover different aspects related to silicon nanostructures:

- methodologies of synthesis and characterization of silicon nanocrystals and porous silicon nanoparticles
- theoretical modeling of their properties as a function of their dimension
- applications in (i) bioimaging, (ii) sensing and (iii) energy conversion, i.e., OLEDs, photovoltaics and luminescent solar concentrators.

It will provide an excellent opportunity to discuss the latest developments in the field and the most debated aspects related to properties of silicon nanoparticles.


The maximum number of participants is 90 and participation of young scientists (PhD students and PostDocs) is encouraged.


Award for the best oral presentation (sponsored by Dalton Transaction, RSC)

Rens Limpens
"Carrier Dynamics and Mobilities in Doped Silicon Nanocrystals: When Do Free Carriers Matter?"

Award for the best poster presentation (sponsored by Dalton Transaction, RSC)

Sara Angeloni
"9-10 Diphenyl Anthracene-functionalized Silicon Nanocrystals via covalent and non-covalent method"