Inorganic Materials

, Volume 54, Issue 4, pp 386–391 | Cite as

Targeted Modification of Ni Nanotubes by Electron Irradiation

  • A. L. Kozlovskii
  • M. I. Kaikanov
  • A. V. Tikhonov
  • D. V. Ponomarev
  • M. V. Zdorovets


Electron beam irradiation of metallic nanostructures is an effective tool for the controlled modification of the structural and conductive properties of materials. Irradiation at electron energies under 500 keV ensures controlled defect annealing in nanotubes, improving their conductive properties due to a decrease in their resistivity. At the same time, irradiation doses above 150 kGy lead to destruction of the samples due to local thermal heating of the nanotubes, which causes breakdown of their crystal lattice and amorphization of the samples.


template synthesis ion track technology electrochemical deposition nanotubes nanostructures growth mechanisms radiation-induced defects 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. L. Kozlovskii
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. I. Kaikanov
    • 3
  • A. V. Tikhonov
    • 4
  • D. V. Ponomarev
    • 5
  • M. V. Zdorovets
    • 1
    • 2
    • 6
  1. 1.Institute of Nuclear Physics (Astana Branch)Ministry of Energy, Republic of KazakhstanAstanaKazakhstan
  2. 2.L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National UniversityAstanaKazakhstan
  3. 3.Astana National LaboratoryNazarbaev UniversityAstanaKazakhstan
  4. 4.School of Sciences and TechnologiesNazarbaev UniversityAstanaKazakhstan
  5. 5.Tomsk Polytechnic UniversityTomskRussia
  6. 6.Yeltsin Federal UniversityYekaterinburgRussia

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