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Modification of the optical and structural properties of ZnO nanowires by low-energy Ar+ ion sputtering

Overview of attention for article published in Nanoscale Research Letters, April 2013
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Title
Modification of the optical and structural properties of ZnO nanowires by low-energy Ar+ ion sputtering
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Nanoscale Research Letters, April 2013
DOI 10.1186/1556-276x-8-162
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Rabie Fath Allah, Teresa Ben, David González, Vanesa Hortelano, Oscar Martínez, Jose Luis Plaza

Abstract

The effects of low-energy (≤2 kV) Ar+ irradiation on the optical and structural properties of zinc oxide (ZnO) nanowires (NWs) grown by a simple and cost-effective low-temperature technique were investigated. Both photoluminescence spectra from ZnO NW-coated films and cathodoluminescence analysis of individual ZnO NWs demonstrated obvious evidences of ultraviolet/visible luminescent enhancement with respect to irradiation fluence. Annihilation of the thinner ZnO NWs after the ion bombardment was appreciated by means of high-resolution scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy (TEM), which results in an increasing NW mean diameter for increasing irradiation fluences. Corresponding structural analysis by TEM pointed out not only significant changes in the morphology but also in the microstructure of these NWs, revealing certain radiation-sensitive behavior. The possible mechanisms accounting for the decrease of the deep-level emissions in the NWs with the increasing irradiation fluences are discussed according to their structural modifications.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Belgium 1 4%
Unknown 23 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 50%
Researcher 3 13%
Professor 2 8%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 1 4%
Lecturer 1 4%
Other 2 8%
Unknown 3 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Materials Science 7 29%
Physics and Astronomy 6 25%
Chemistry 2 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 4%
Computer Science 1 4%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 6 25%

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