Handbook of Porous Silicon

Editors: Canham, Leigh (Ed.)

  • Provides an authoritative, comprehensive reference work on porous siliconĀ 
  • Collates expertise of scholars, engineers & product developers world-wide, on this form of silicon
  • Includes data and describes both properties and performance of porous silicon
  • Supports understanding of porous silicon through annotations and numerous illustrations
  • Draws on industry expertise, including that of the illustrious editor
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The Handbook of Porous Silicon brings together the expertise of a large, international team of almost 100 academic researchers, engineers and product developers from industry across electronics, medicine, nutrition and consumer care to summarize the field in its entirety with 150 chapters and 5000 references. The volume presents 5 parts which cover fabrication techniques, material properties, characterization techniques, processing and applications. Much attention was given in the past to its luminescent properties, but increasingly it is the biodegradability, mechanical, thermal and sensing capabilities that are attracting attention. The volume is divided into focussed data reviews with, wherever possible, quantitative rather than qualitative descriptions of both properties and performance. The book is targeted at undergraduates, postgraduates and experienced researchers

About the authors

Leigh Canham is a British scientist who has pioneered the optoelectronic and biomedical applications of porous silicon.

Leigh Canham graduated from University College London in 1979 with a BSc in Physics and completed his PhD at King's College London in 1983.

His early work in this area took place at the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment in Malvern, Worcestershire. Canham and his colleagues showed that electrochemically etched silicon could be made porous. This porous material could emit visible light when a current was passed through it (electroluminescence). Later the group demonstrated the biocompatibility of porous silicon.

Canham now works as Chief Scientific Officer of psiMedica (part of pSiVida). According to the pSiVida web site, Canham is the most cited author on porous silicon.

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Porous Silicon
  • Leigh Canham
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
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Number of Pages
XVIII, 1017
Number of Illustrations
122 b/w illustrations, 125 illustrations in colour