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Fabrication of carbon nanostructures (nanodots, nanowires) by energetic ion irradiation

Abstract : Carbon nanostructures were synthesized by energetic ion irradiation of Si-based gel films. These polymer-like films with different side groups and C concentrations were prepared by sol–gel chemistry and irradiated with Si or Au ions of different energies in the range 3 MeV–2 GeV. The shape and size of the formed carbon nanostructures was studied by energy filtered transmission electron microscopy. They exhibited a visible photoluminescence emission, due to their semiconducting nature and the confinement of excitons. The changes in the optical properties were correlated with the structural transformation of films, investigated by means of Fourier transformed infrared (FTIR) and Raman spectroscopies. The role of carbon concentration, structure and energy transferred by ions on the luminescence properties are discussed.
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A. Kumar, F. Singh, J.C. Pivin, D.K. Avasthi. Fabrication of carbon nanostructures (nanodots, nanowires) by energetic ion irradiation. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, IOP Publishing, 2007, 40, pp.2083-2088. ⟨10.1088/0022-3727/40/7/033⟩. ⟨in2p3-00146452⟩

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