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The ion implantation-induced properties of one-dimensional nanomaterials

Wen Qing Li1, Xiang Heng Xiao12*, Andrey L Stepanov3, Zhi Gao Dai1, Wei Wu1, Guang Xu Cai1, Feng Ren12 and Chang Zhong Jiang12*

Author affiliations

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

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Citation and License

Nanoscale Research Letters 2013, 8:175  doi:10.1186/1556-276X-8-175

Published: 17 April 2013

Abstract

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.

Keywords:
Nanomaterials; Ion implantation; Doping