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

Engin Karabudak, Emre Yüce, Stefan Schlautmann, Ole Hansen, Guido Mul, Han (J.G.E.) Gardeniers

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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.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Issue number31
Pages (from-to)10882-10885
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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