The ion implantation-induced properties of one-dimensional nanomaterials
1 Department of Physics and Key Laboratory of Artificial Micro- and Nano-structures of Ministry of Education, Wuhan University, Wuhan, 430072, People's Republic of China
2 Center for Electron Microscopy and Hubei Nuclear Solid Physics Key Laboratory, Wuhan University, Wuhan, 430072, People's Republic of China
3 Kazan Physical-Technical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, 420029, Russian Federation
Nanoscale Research Letters 2013, 8:175 doi:10.1186/1556-276X-8-175Published: 17 April 2013
Nowadays, ion implantation is an extensively used technique for material modification. Using this method, we can tailor the properties of target materials, including morphological, mechanical, electronic, and optical properties. All of these modifications impel nanomaterials to be a more useful application to fabricate more high-performance nanomaterial-based devices. Ion implantation is an accurate and controlled doping method for one-dimensional nanomaterials. In this article, we review recent research on ion implantation-induced effects in one-dimensional nanostructure, such as nanowires, nanotubes, and nanobelts. In addition, the optical property of single cadmium sulfide nanobelt implanted by N+ ions has been researched.