Vertically Oriented Growth of GaN Nanorods on Si using Graphene as Atomically Thin Buffer Layer
M. Heilmann, A. M. Munshi, G. Sarau, M. Göbelt, C. Tessarek, V. T. Fauske, A. T. J. van Helvoort, J. Yang, M. Latzel, B. Hoffmann, G. J. Conibeer, H. Weman and S. H. Christiansen
Nano Letters, published online (2016) Link

Maximizing Photoluminescence Extraction in Silicon Photonic Crystal Slabs
A. Mahdavi, G. Sarau, J. Xavier, T. K. Paraïso, S. Christiansen and F. Vollmer
Scientific Reports, 6, 25135 (2016) Link

Inorganic Photovoltaics - Planar and Nanostructured Devices
J. Ramanujam, A. Verma, B. González-Díaz, R. Guerrero-Lemus, C. del Cañizo, E. García-Tabarés, I. Rey-Stolle, F. Granek, L. Korte, M. Tucci, J. Rath, U. P. Singh, T. Todorov, O. Gunawan, S. Rubio, J. L. Plaza, E. Diéguez, B. Hoffmann, S. Christiansen and G. E. Cirlin
Progress in Materials Science, published online (2016) Link

Gold platelets for high-quality plasmonics
Björn Hoffmann, Thorsten Feichtner, Silke Christiansen
Materials Today, Cover Story, Volume 19, Issue 4 (2016) Link

Electromechanically Tunable Suspended Optical Nanoantenna
K. Chen, G. Razinskas, T. Feichtner, S. Grossmann, S. Christiansen, B. Hecht
Nano Letters, published online (2016) Link

Unveiling the hybrid n-Si/PEDOT:PSS interface
Sara Jäckle, Martin Liebhaber, Jens Niederhausen, Matthias Büchele, Roberto Félix, Regan G. Wilks, Marcus Baer, Klaus Lips, and Silke H. Christiansen
ACS Applied Materials & interfaces, published online (2016) Link

Electromechanically Tunable Suspended Optical Nano-antenna
Kai Chen, Gary Razinskas, Thorsten Feichtner, Swen Grossmann, Silke Christiansen, Bert Hecht
ArXiv Link

Systematic Surface Phase Transition of Ag Thin Films by Iodine Functionalization at Room Temperature: Evolution of Optoelectronic and Texture Properties
Muhammad Y. Bashouti, Razieh Talebi, Thaer Kassar, Arashmid Nahal, Jürgen Ristein, Tobias Unruh, and Silke H. Christiansen
Scientific Reports, (6) 21439 (2016) Link

New insights into colloidal gold flakes: structural investigation, micro-ellipsometry and patterning procedure towards ultrathin monocrystalline layers
Björn Hoffmann, Muhammad Y Bashouti, Thorsten Feichtner, Mirza Mačković, Christel Dieker, Ahmed Mahmoud Salaheldin, Peter Richter, Ovidiu Gordan, Dietrich Zahn, Erdmann Spiecker and Silke Christiansen
Nanoscale (8) 4529 (2016) Link




Observation of Strongly Enhanced Photoluminescence from Inverted Cone-Shaped Silicon Nanostuctures
Sebastian Schmitt, George Sarau, Silke Christiansen
Scientific Reports, 5 (2015) Link

Unveiling the optical properties of a metamaterial synthesized by electron-beam-induced deposition
Woźniak, Paweł; Hoeflich, Katja; Broenstrup, Gerald; Banzer, Peter; Christiansen, Silke; Leuchs, Gerd
Nanotechnology, 27, 2016 Link

Sensing nanoparticles with a cantilever-based scannable optical cavity of low finesse and sub-λ3 volume
Hrishikesh Kelkar, Daqing Wang, Diego Martín-Cano, Björn Hoffmann, Silke Christiansen, Stephan Götzinger, and Vahid Sandoghdar
Physical Review Applied, 5 (4) (2015) Link

Fabrication and characterization of plasmonic nanocone antennas for strong spontaneous emission enhancement
Björn Hoffmann, Simon Vassant, Xue-Wen Chen, Stephan Götzinger, Vahid Sandoghdar, Silke Christiansen
Nanotechnology, 26, 40 (2015) Special Issue "Focus on Nanophotonics" Link

Electronic Properties of Si-Hx Vibrational Modes at Si Waveguide Interface
M. Y. Bashouti, P. Youosefi, J. Ristein, S. Christiansen
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 6 (19) Link

Functionalization of Silver Nanowires Surface using Ag-C Bonds in a Sequential Reductive Method
M. Y. Bashouti, S. Resch, J. Ristein, M. Mačković, E. Spiecker, S. R. Waldvogel, S. H. Christiansen
Advanced Materials and Interfaces, 7 (39) Link

Effect of rapid thermal annealing on barrier height and 1/f noise of Ni/GaN Schottky barrier diodes
Ashutosh Kumar, Michael Latzel, Silke Christiansen, Vikran Kumar, Rajendra Singh
Applied Physics Letters, 107(9) (2015) Link

Carrier-induced refractive index change observed by a whispering gallery mode shift in GaN microrods
Christian Tessarek, Rüdiger Goldhahn, George Sarau, Martin Heilmann, Silke Christiansen
New Journal of Physics, 17 (2015) Link

Interfacing transitions of different alkali atoms and telecom bands using one narrowband photon pair source
G. Schunk, U. Vogl, D.V. Strekalov, M. Förtsch, F. Sedlmeir, H. G. L. Schwefel, M. Göbelt, S. Christiansen, G. Leuchs, C. Marquardt
Optica 2, 9 (2015) Link

Modeling the dielectric function of degenerately doped ZnO:Al thin films grown by ALD using physical parameters
Michael Latzel, Manuela Göbelt, Gerald Brönstrup, Cornel Venzago, Sebastian Schmitt, George Sarau, Silke Christiansen
Optical Materials Express, 5, 9 (2015) Link

Integration of plasmonic Ag nanoparticles as a back reflector in ultra-thin Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells
Guanchao Yin, Alexander Steigert, Patrick Andrae, Manuela Goebelt, Michael Latzel, Phillip Manley, Iver Lauermann, Silke Christiansen, Martina Schmid
Applied Surface Science (2015) published online Link

Engineering Nanoporous Iron (III) Oxide into an Effective Water Oxidation Electrode
Sandra Haschke, Yanlin Wu, Muhammad Bashouti, Silke Christiansen, Julien Bachmann
ChemCatChem (2015) published online Link

Junction formation and current transport mechanisms in hybrid n-Si/PEDOT:PSS solar cells
Sara Jäckle, Matthias Mattiza, Martin Liebhaber, Gerald Brönstrup, Mathias Rommel, Klaus Lips, Silke Christiansen
Scientific Reports (2015) published online Link

A large electrochemical setup for the anodization of aluminum towards highly ordered arrays of cylindrical nanopores
Loïc Assaud, Sebastian Bochmann, Silke Christiansen, and Julien Bachmann
Review of Scientific Instruments (2015) Link

Inverted cone-shaped all-silicon photonic nanoresonators
Sebastian W. Schmitt, George Sarau, Silke Christiansen

Study of high quality spinel zinc gallate nanowires grown using CVD and ALD techniques
Sudheer Kumar, Sarau George, Christian Tessarek, Manuela Göbelt, Silke Christiansen and Rajendra Singh
Nanotechnology 26, 33 (2015) Link

Encapsulation of Silver Nanowire Networks by Atomic Layer Deposition for Indium-Free Transparent Electrodes
M. Göbelt, R. Keding, S.W. Schmitt, B. Hoffmann, S. Jäckle, M. Latzel, V.V. Radmilovic, V.R. Radmilovic, E. Spiecker, S. Christiansen
Nano Energy, published online (2015) Link

Ultrafast dynamics of lasing semiconductor nanowires
R. Röder, T. P. H. Sidiropoulos, C. Tessarek, S. Christiansen, R. F. Oulton, C. Ronning
Nano Letters (2015) Link

Growth of GaN Micro- and Nanorods on Graphene Covered Sapphire: Enabling Conductivity to Semiconductor Nanostructures on Insulating Substrates
M. Heilmann, G. Sarau, M. Göbelt, M. Latzel, S. Sadhujan, C. Tessarek, and S. Christiansen
Crystal Growth & Design, published online (2015) Link

Systematic increase of electrocatalytic turnover at nanoporous platinum surfaces prepared by atomic layer deposition
L. Assaud, J. Schumacher, A. Tafel, S. Bochmann, S. Christiansen, and J. Bachmann
J. Mater. Chem. A, (2015) Link

Enhanced photovoltaics inspired by the fovea centralis
G. Shalev, S. W. Schmitt, H. Embrechts, G. Brönstrup, and S. Christiansen
Scientific Reports, published online (2015) Link

A Sub- λ³ -Volume Cantilever-based Fabry-Pérot Cavity
H. Kelkar, D. Wang, D. Martín-cano, B. Hoffmann, S. Christiansen, S. Götzinger, and V. Sandoghdar

The Role of Silicon Nanowire Diameter for Alkyl (chain lengths: C1-C18) Passivation Efficiency through Si-C Bonds
M. Y. Bashouti, C. a. Garzuzi, M. de la Mata, J. Arbiol, J. Ristein, H. Haick, and S. Christiansen
Langmuir, published online (2015) Link

Maximizing the ultimate absorption efficiency of vertically-aligned semiconductor nanowire arrays with wires of a low absorption cross-section
G. Shalev, S. Schmitt, G. Brönstrup, and S. Christiansen
Nano Energy, published online (2015) Link

Direct Laser Writing of µ-chips Based on Hybrid C-Au-Ag Nanoparticles for Express Analysis of Hazardous and Biological Substances
M. Y. Bashouti, A. Manshina, A. Povolotckaia, A. Povolotskiy, A. Kireev, P. Yuriy, M. Mačković, E. Spiecker, I. O. Koshevoy, S. Tunik, and S. Christiansen
Lab on a Chip, published online (2015) Link


Ultrasensitive Silicon Nanowire for Real-World Gas Sensing: Noninvasive Diagnosis of Cancer from Breath Volatolome
Shehada, N., Brönstrup, G., Funka, K., Christiansen, S., Leja, M., & Haick, H.
Nano Letters, published online (2014) Link

Optical nano-structuring in light-sensitive AgCl-Ag waveguide thin films: wavelength effect
Talebi, R., Nahal, A., Bashouti, M. Y. & Christiansen, S.
Optics Express, 22(25) 30669 (2014) Link

Self-Catalytic Growth of beta-Ga2O3 Nanostructures by Chemical Vapor Deposition
Sudheer Kumar, Christian Tessarek, George Sarau, Silke Christiansen, Rajendra Singh
Advanced Engineering Materials, published online (2014) Link

Study of iron-catalyzed growth of β-Ga2O3 nanowires and its detailed characterization using TEM, Raman and cathodoluminescence techniques
Kumar, Sudheer; Sarau, George; Tessarek, Christian; Bashouti, Muhammad; Hähnel, Angelika; Christiansen, Silke; Singh, Rajendra
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 47, 435101 (2014) Link

Improving the optical properties of self-catalyzed GaN microrods towards whispering gallery mode lasing
Tessarek, Christian; Röder, Robert; Michalsky, Tom; Geburt, Sebastian; Franke, Helena; Schmidt-Grund, Rudiger; Heilmann, Martin; Hoffmann, Björn; Ronning, Carsten; Grundmann, Marius; Christiansen, Silke
ACS Photonics, 1 (10), pp 990–997 (2014) Link

Disentangling the effects of nanoscale structural variations on the light emission wavelength of single nano-emitters: InGaN/GaN multi quantum well nano-LEDs for a case study
George Sarau , Martin Heilmann , Michael Latzel and Silke Christiansen
Nanoscale (2014), 6, 11953-11962 Link

Photoluminescence analysis of coupling effects: The impact of shunt resistance and temperature
Vasiliki Paraskeva, Constantinos Lazarou, Maria Hadjipanayi, Matthew Norton, Mauro Pravettoni, George E. Georghiou, Martin Heilmann, Silke Christiansen
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 01/2014; 130:170–181 Link

Optical properties of vertical, tilted, and in-plane GaN nanowires on different crystallographic orientations of sapphire
Tessarek, Christian; Figge, Stephan; Gust, Arne; Heilmann, Martin; Dieker, Christel; Spieker, Erdmann; Christiansen, Silke
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 47 394008 (2014) Link

Charge Transfer Doping of Silicon
K. J. Rietwyk, Y. Smets, M. Bashouti, S. H. Christiansen, A. Schenk, A. Tadich, M. T. Edmonds, J. Ristein, L. Ley, and C. I. Pakes
Phys. Rev. Lett., 112, 15, 155502 (2014) Link

Interface investigation of planar hybrid n-Si/PEDOT:PSS solar cells with open circuit voltages up to 645 mV and efficiencies of 12.6 %
M. Pietsch, S. Jäckle, and S. Christiansen
Appl. Phys. A, 115 (4), 1109 - 1113 (2014) Link

Large area fabrication of vertical silicon nanowire arrays by silver-assisted single-step chemical etching and their formation kinetics
S. K. Srivastava, D. Kumar, S. W. Schmitt, K. N. Sood, S. H. Christiansen, P. K. Singh
Nanotechnology, vol. 25, no. 17, p. 175601 (2014) Link

Probing photo-carrier collection efficiencies of individual silicon nanowires diodes on a wafer substrate
S. W. Schmitt, G. Brönstrup, G. Shalev, S. K. Srivastava, M. Y. Bashouti, G. Döhler, and S. Christiansen
Nanoscale, 6, 7897-7902, (2014) Link

XPS study of triangular GaN nano/micro-needles grown by MOCVD technique
M. Kumar, A. Kumar, S. B. Thapa, S. Christiansen, and R. Singh
Materials Science & Engineering: B, 186, 89-93 (2014) Link

Designing Thin Film-Capped Metallic Nanoparticles Configurations for Sensing Applications
M. Y. Bashouti, A.-S. de la Zerda, D. Geva, H. Haick
Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 118, 4 (2014) Link

Accurate tuning of ordered nanotubular platinum electrodes by galvanic plating
V. Roscher, M. Licklederer, J. Schumacher, G. Reyes Rios, B. Hoffmann, S. Christiansen, J. Bachmann
Dalton Transactions 43, 11 (2014) Link

The role of Si during the growth of GaN micro- and nanorods
C. Tessarek, M. Heilmann, E. Butzen, A. Haab, H. Hardtdegen, C. Dieker, E. Spiecker, S. Christiansen
Crystal Growth & Design, 14 (3), pp 1486–1492 (2014) Link

Whispering gallery modes in GaN microdisks, microrods and nanorods grown by MOVPE
C. Tessarek, M. Heilmann, S. Christiansen
physica status solidi (c), 11, 794 (2014) Link

A comparative study of b-Ga2O3 nanowires grown on different substrates using CVD technique
S. Kumar, C. Tessarek, S. Christiansen, R. Singh
Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 587, 812-818 (2014) Link


Controlling morphology and optical properties of self-catalyzed, mask-free GaN rods and nanorods by metal-organic vapor phase epitaxy
Christian Tessarek, Muhammad Bashouti, Martin Heilmann, Christel Dieker, Isabel Knoke, Erdmann Spiecker, Silke Christiansen
Journal of Applied Physics, 114, 144304 Link

Determination of the effective refractive index of nanoparticulate ITO layers
M. Baum, I. Alexeev, M. Latzel, S. H. Christiansen, M. Schmidt
Optics Express, Vol. 21, No. 19 Link

Material properties of laser welded thin silicon foils
Maik Thomas Hessmann, Thomas Kunz, Monika Voigt, Kristian Cvecek, Michael Schmidt, Arne Bochmann, Silke Christiansen, Richard Auer and Christoph J. Brabec
International Journal of Photoenergy, Article ID 724502 (2013) Link

A Non-Oxidative Approach Towards Hybrid Silicon Nanowire- Based Solar Cell Heterojunctions
Muhammad Bashouti, Jürgen Ristein, Hossam Haick, Silke Christiansen
Hybrid Materials 1, pp. 1 - 14 (2013)

Growth of GaN Nanorods and Wires and Spectral Tuning of Whispering Gallery Modes in Tapered GaN Wires
Tessarek, C., Dieker, C., Spiecker, E., Christiansen, S.
Japanese Journal of Applied Physics 52, 08JE09 (2013)

Characterization of GaN Nanorods Fabricated Using Ni Nanomasking and Reactive Ion Etching: A Top-Down Approach
Kumar, A., Latzel, M., Tessarek, C., Christiansen, S., Singh, R.
Journal of Nano- and Electronic Physics 5 (2), pp02001, (2013)

Cathodoluminescence properties of b-Ga2O3 nanowires grown by CVD technique
S. Kumar, Ch. Tessarek, S.H. Christiansen, S.C. Gadkari
AIP Conference Proceedings Vol. 1512, 336 (2013)

Applying contact to individual silicon nanowires usinga dielectrophoresis (DEP)-based technique
Christian Leiterer, Gerald Brönstrup, Norbert Jahr, Matthias Urban, Cornelia Arnold, Silke Christiansen, Wolfgang Fritzsche
Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 15:1628, (2013)

The Role of Hole Transport in Hybrid Inorganic/Organic Silicon/Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxy-thiophene):Poly(styrenesulfonate) Heterojunction Solar Cells
Matthias Pietsch, Muhammad Bashouti, and Silke Christiansen
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, published online (2013)

Oxide-free hybrid silicon nanowires: From fundamentals to applied nanotechnology
Bashouti, M., Sardashti, K., Schmitt, S., Pietsch, M., Ristein, J., Haick, H., Christiansen, S.
Progress in Surface Science, 88(1), 39-60 (2013)

Enhanced Raman Scattering of Graphene using Arrays of Split Ring Resonators
Sarau, G., Lahiri, B., Banzer, P., Gupta, P., Bhattacharya, A., Vollmer, F., Christiansen, S.
Advanced Optical Materials, published online (2013)

A Time Resolved Numerical Study of the VLS Growth Kinetics Describing the Initial Nucleation Phase as well as Pulsed Deposition Processes
Eisenhawer, B., Sivakov, V., Christiansen, S., Falk, F.
Nano Letters, published online (2013) Link

Kinetic study of H-terminated silicon nanowires oxidation in very first stages
Bashouti, M., Sardashti, K., Ristein, J., Christiansen, S.
Nanoscale research letters, 8 (1), 41 (2013)

DNA hybridization assay at individual, biofunctionalized zinc oxide nanowires
Leiterer, C., Seise, B., Slowik, I., Brönstrup, G., Niepelt, R., Weber, K., Ronning, C., Christiansen, S., Fritzsche, W.
Journal of biophotonics, 6 (2), 143 (2013)

High quality factor whispering gallery modes from self-assembled hexagonal GaN rods grown by metal-organic vapor phase epitaxy
Tessarek, C., Sarau, G., Kiometzis, M., Christiansen, S.
Optics Express, 21 (3), 2733 (2013)

Extraction of plasticity parameters of GaN with high temperature, in situ micro-compression
Wheeler, J.M., Niederberger, C., Tessarek, C., Christiansen, S., Michler, J.
International Journal of Plasticity 40, 140 (2013)

Heterojunction based hybrid silicon nanowire solar cell: surface termination, photoelectron and photoemission spectroscopy study
M. Bashouti, M. Pietsch, G. Brönstrup, V. Sivakov, J. Ristein, S. Christiansen
Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications (2013)


Early Stages of Oxide Growth in H-terminated Silicon Nanowires: Determination of Kinetic Behavior and Activation Energy advances

M. Bashouti, K. Sardashti, J. Riestein, S.H. Christiansen
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14 (34), 11877 (2012)

Far-field imaging for direct visualization of light and interferences in GaAs nanowires

R. Grange, G. Brönstrup, M. Kiometzis, A. Sergeyev, J. Richter, Th. Pertsch, A. Tünnermann, Ch. Leiterer, W. Fritzsche, Ch. Gutsche, A. Lysov, W. Prost, F.-J. Tegude, S. Christiansen
Nano Lett. 12, 5412 (2012)

Nanowire arrays in multi-crystalline silicon thin films on glass: a promising material for photovoltaics,optoelectronics and fundamental research in nanotechnology

S. Schmitt, F. Schechtel, D. Amkreutz, M. Bashouti, S.K. Srivastava, B. Hoffmann, C. Diecker, E. Spiecker, B. Rech, S.H. Christiansen
Nano Lett. 12(8), 4050, (2012) Link

Glow discharge techniques in the chemical analysis of photovoltaic materials

S. W. Schmitt, C. Venzago, B. Hoffmann, V. Sivakov, T. Hofmann, J. Michler, S. Christiansen, G. Gamez
Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications
, 2012 Link

Characterization of Grain Boundary Geometry in the TEM, exemplified in Si thin films

J.L. Lábár, Á.K. Kiss, S. Christiansen, F. Falk
Sol. State Phenom.
186, 7-12, DOI: 10.4028/ (2012)

Enhanced Sensing of Nonpolar Volatile Organic Compounds by Silicon Nanowire Field Effect Transistors

Y. Paska, Th. Stelzner, S.H. Christiansen, H. Haick
ACS Nano
6(1), 335-345, DOI: 10.1021/nn203653h (2012)

Self-catalyzed, vertically aligned GaN rod-structures by metal-organic vapor phase epitaxy

C. Tessarek, S. Christiansen
Phys. Stat. Sol. (c )
9 (3-4), 596, DOI: 10.1002/pssc.201100471 (2012)

DNA hybridization assay at individual, Biofunctionalized zinc oxide nanowires

C. Leiterer, B. Seise, I. Slowik, G. Brönstrup, R. Niepelt, K. Weber, C. Ronning, S. Christiansen, W. Fritzsche
Journal of Biophotonics,
DOI: 10.1002/jbio.201200023 (2012)

Plasmonic dimer antennas for surface-enhanced Raman scattering

K. Höflich, M. Becker, G. Leuchs, S. Christiansen
23(18), 185303, DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/23/18/185303 (2012)


Chemical and optical characterisation of atomic layer deposition aluminium doped ZnO films for photovoltaics by glow discharge optical emission spectrometry
S. W. Schmitt ,  G. Gamez ,  V. Sivakov ,  M. Schubert ,  S. H. Christiansen and J. Michler
J. Anal. At. Spectrom.
26(4), 822-827, DOI: 10.1039/C0JA00158A (2011)

Toward Local Growth of Individual Nanowires on Three-Dimensional Microstructures by Using a Minimally Invasive Catalyst Templating Method

M. G. Jenke, D. Lerose, C. Niederberger, J. Michler, S. Christiansen, I. Utke
Nano Lett.
11(10), 4213-4217, DOI: 10.1021/nl2021448 (2011)

The Direct Writing of Plasmonic Gold Nanostructures via Electron Beam Induced Deposition

K. Höflich, R. Bin Yang, A. Berger, G.L. Leuchs, S. Christiansen
Adv. Mat.
23(22-23), 2657-2661, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201004114 (2011)

Growth of doped silicon nanowires by pulsed laser deposition and their analysis by electron beam induced current imaging

B. Eisenhawer, Dongfeng Zhang, Reymond Clavel, A. Berger, J. Michler, S. Christiansen
22(7), 75706, DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/22/7/075706 (2011)

Growth of axial SiGe heterostructures in nanowires using pulsed laser deposition

B. Eisenhawer, V. Sivakov, A. Berger, S. Christiansen
22(30), 305604, DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/22/30/305604 (2011)

Photoluminescence of samples produced by Electroless Wet Chemical Etching: Between silicon nanowires and porous structures

F. Voigt, V. Sivakov, V. Gerliz, G.H. Bauer, B. Hoffmann, G.Z. Radnoczi, B. Pecz, S.H. Christiansen
Phys. Stat. Sol. (a)
208(4), 893-899, DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201026520 (2011)

Permanent bending and alignment of ZnO nanowires

Ch. Borschel, S. Spindler, D. Lerose, A. Bochmann, S. H. Christiansen, S. Nietzsche, M. Oertel, C. Ronning
22(18), 185307, DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/22/18/185307 (2011)

Versatile Catalyst-Free Functionalization of Oxide-Free 1D and 2D Silicon Structures

P. Sreenivasa; O. Assad, Th. Stelzner, S.H. Christiansen, H. Haick
27(8), 4764-4771, DOI: 10.1021/la2002546 (2011)

A precise optical determination of nanoscale diameters of semiconductor nanowires

G. Brönstrup, Ch. Leiterer, N. Jahr, C. Gutsche, A. Lysov, I. Regolin, W. Prost, F. J. Tegude, W. Fritzsche, S. Christiansen
22(38), 385201, DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/22/38/385201 (2011)

Enhanced sensing of nonpolar analytes by Si nanowire field effect transistrs: towards detection of cancer via volatile organic compounds

Y. Paska, Th. Stelzner, S.H. Christiansen, H. Haick
ACS Nano
5(7), 5620-5626, DOI: 10.1021/nn201184c (2011)

Photoluminescence and Raman Scattering in Arrays of Silicon Nanowires

V. Yu. Timoshenko, K. A. Gonchar, L. A. Golovan, A. I. Efimova, V. A. Sivakov, A. Dellith, and S. H. Christiansen
J. Nanoelectron. Optoelectron.
6(4), 519-524, DOI: 10.1166/jno.2011.1205 (2011)

Statistical model on the optical properties of silicon nanowire mats

G. Brönstrup, F. Garwe, A. Csaki, W. Fritzsche, A. Steinbrück, S.H. Christiansen
Phys. Rev. B
84(12), 125432, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.84.125432 (2011)

Investigation of a hydrogen implantation-induced blistering phenomenon in Si0.70Ge0.30

R Singh, R Scholz, S Christiansen, S Mantl, M Reiche
Semicond. Sci. Technol.
26(12), 125001, DOI: 10.1088/0268-1242/26/12/125001 (2011)

Correlating internal stresses, electrical activity and defect structure on the micrometer scale in EFG silicon ribbons

G. Sarau, S. Christiansen, M. Holla and W. Seifert
Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells
95(8), 2264-2271, DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2011.03.039 (2011)


Surface exfoliation in ZnO by hydrogen implantation and its smoothening by high temperature annealing
T. Singh, R. Scholz, S.H. Christiansen, U. Goesele, R. Singh
Phys. Stat. Sol. (c)
7(2), 444-447, DOI: 10.1002/pssc.200982427 (2010)

Synthesis Mechanisms of Organized Gold Nanoparticles: Influence of Annealing Temperature and Atmosphere
M. Bechelany, X. Maeder, J. Hankache, D. Lerose, S. Christiansen, J. Michler, L. Philippe
Crystal Growth & Design
10(2), 587-596, 10.1021/cg900981q (2010)

In Situ Electron Microscopy Mechanical Testing of Silicon Nanowires Using Electrostatically Actuated Tensile Stages

Dongfeng Zhang, J.M. Breguet, R. Clavel, V. Sivakov, S. Christiansen, J. MichlerJ. Microelectromechanical Systems 19(3), 663-674, DOI: 10.1109/JMEMS.2010.2044746 (2010)

A Comparative Study of Ion Implantation-Induced Blistering and Splitting in Compound Semiconductors

R. Singh, S.H. Christiansen, O. Moutanabbir, U. Gösele
J. Electron. Mater.
39(10), 2177-2189, DOI: 10.1007/s11664-010-1334-x (2010)

Lithographically patterned silicon nanowire arrays for matrix free LDI-TOF/MS analysis of lipids

A. Muck, T. Stelzner, U. Hübner, S. Christiansen, A. Svatoš
Lab Chip
10(3), 320-325, DOI: 10.1039/B913212K (2010)

Stress and doping uniformity of laser crystallized amorphous silicon in thin film silicon solar cells

R. Agaiby, M. Becker, S.B. Thapa, U. Urmoneit, A. Berger, A. Gawlik, G. Sarau, S.H. Christiansen
J. Appl. Phys.
107(5), 54312, DOI: 10.1063/1.3319654 (2010)

Realization of Vertical and Zig-Zag Single Crystalline Silicon Nanowire Architectures

V. Sivakov, G. Brönstrup, B. Pecz, A. Berger, G.Z. Radnocziz, M. Krause, S.H. Christiansen
J. Phys. Chem. C
114(9), 3798-3802, DOI: 10.1021/jp909946x (2010)

Ordered arrays of epitaxial Silicon Nanowires produced by nanosphere lithography and chemical vapor deposition

D. Lerose, M. Bechelany, L. Philippe, J. Michler, S. Christiansen
J. Cryst. Growth
312(20), 2887-2891, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2010.07.023 (2010)

Hydrogen implantation-induced large area exfoliation in AlN epitaxial layers

U. Dadwal, R. Scholz, P. Kumar, D. Kanjilal, S.H. Christiansen, U. Gösele, R. Singh
Phys. Stat. Sol. (a)
207(1), 29-32, DOI: 10.1002/pssa.200982605 (2010)

Roughness of silicon nanowire sidewalls and room temperature photoluminescence

V. Sivakov, F. Voigt, G.H. Bauer, S.H. Christiansen
Phys. Rev. B
82(12), 125446, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.82.125446 (2010)

Silver Coated Platinum Core-Shell Nanostructures on Etched Si Nanowires: Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) Processing and Application in Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy

V. Sivakov, K. Höflich, M. Becker, A. Berger, Th. Stelzner, K.-E. Elers, V. Pore, M. Ritala, S. H. Christiansen
11(9), 1995-2000, DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201000115 (2010)

Optical properties of Individual Silicon Nanowires for Photonic Devices

G. Brönstrup, N. Jahr, Ch. Leiterer, A. Csaki, W. Fritzsche, S.H. Christiansen
ACS Nano,
4(12), 7113–7122, DOI: 10.1021/nn101076t (2010)

Effects of light localization in photoluminescence and Raman scattering in silicon nanostructures

K. A. Gonchar, L. A. Golovan, V. Yu. Timoshenko, V. A. Sivakov, S. Christiansen
Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences: Physics,
74(12), 1712-1714, DOI: 10.3103/S1062873810120208 (2010)

Book Chapters and Proceedings

Solar cells from crystalline silicon on glass made by laser crystallised seed layers and subsequent solid phase epitaxy
J. Schneider, J. Dore, S. Christiansen, F. Falk, N. Lichtenstein, B. Valk, R. Lewandowska, A. Slaoui, X. Maeder, J. Lábár, G. Sáfrán
Proceedings of the EU-PVSEC Valencia, 3573-3576, DOI: 10.4229/25thEUPVSEC2010-3BV.3.12 (2010)

The Structural, Optical, and Electrical Properties of Silicon Nanowires for Solar Cells

Th. Stelzner, V.A. Sivakov, A. Berger, B. Hoffmann, St. deWolf, Ch. Ballif, DongFeng Zhang, J. Michler. S.H. Christiansen
Proceedings of the INEC Hong Kong, 275-276, DOI: 10.1109/INEC.2010.5424682 (2010)

New Thin Film Solar Cell Concept based on Silicon Nanowires on Glass as well as in Polymer Matrix

V. Sivakov, B. Hoffmann, F. Voigt, G. Brönstrup, M. Pietsch, S. Christiansen
Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Coatings on Glass and Plastics Braunschweig (2010)

Stresses and their relation to defects in multicrystalline solar silicon

G. Sarau, A. Bochmann, S. Christiansen and S. Schönfelder
35th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference – Proceedings Honululu, 000699 – 000703, DOI: 10.1109/PVSC.2010.5616923 (2010)

Future of Raman in PV development

G. Sarau, S. Christiansen, R. Lewandowska and B. Roussel
35th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference – Proceedings Honolulu, 001770 – 001775, DOI: 10.1109/PVSC.2010.5615881 (2010)

Simulation of Symmetrically Doped Silicon Nanowire Solar Cells

F. Voigt, T. Stelzner, S. Christiansen
Proceedings of the MRS spring meeting 2011 San Francisko, mrss11-1322-b08-66, DOI: 10.1557/opl.2011.1324

Sub μ
m-Scale Characterization of Solar Silicon by Raman Spectroscopy
M. Becker, G. Sarau, S.H. Christiansen
Mechanical stress on the nanoscale: Simulation, material systems and characterization techniques, 299-332, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany (2011)

Wet - Chemically Etched Silicon Nanowire Architectures : Formation and Properties

V. Sivakov, F. Voigt, B. Hoffmann, V. Gerliz, S. Christiansen
Nanowires: Fundamental research, Intech, DOI: 10.5772/16736 (2011)

Atomic Layer deposition a key technology in new generation of photovoltaic devices based on silicon nanostructures

V. Sivakov, B. Hoffmann, M. Pietsch, M. Schreivogel, F. Voigt, G. Brönstrup, F. Talkenberg, A. Bochmann, S. Christiansen
Proceedings EUROCVD-18 Kinsale (2011)

From vapor-liquid-solid to wet chemically etched silicon nanowires

V. Sivakov, F. Voigt, F. Talkenberg, B. Hoffmann, G. Brönstrup, M. Schreivogel, A. Bochmann, M. Kulmas, G. Bauer, M. Pietsch, S. Christiansen
Physics, Chemistry and Applications of Nanostructures - Reviews and Short Notes - Proceedings of International Conference Nanomeeting, 412-415, DOI: 10.1142/9789814343909_0099 (2011)

The effect of internal stresses on the recombination activity of structural defects in multicrystalline solar silicon

G. Sarau, S. Christiansen, M. Holla and W. Seifert
37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference – Proceedings Seattle, 002933 – 002936, DOI: 10.1109/PVSC.2011.6186560 (2011)

Statistical analysis of internal stresses and defect densities using macro-Raman spectroscopy

G. Sarau, A. Bochmann and S. Christiansen
37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference – Proceedings Seattle, 003366 – 003369, DOI: 10.1109/PVSC.2011.6186669 (2011)

Other Contributions

A Novel Route to 3rd-Generation Solar Energy Harvesting
Björn Hoffmann, Minna Toivola