Radiation effects in nanoclusters embedded in solids

  • Aleksi A. Leino
  • Flyura Djurabekova
  • Kai Nordlund
Colloquium

DOI: 10.1140/epjb/e2014-50359-x

Cite this article as:
Leino, A., Djurabekova, F. & Nordlund, K. Eur. Phys. J. B (2014) 87: 242. doi:10.1140/epjb/e2014-50359-x

Abstract

Nanoclusters embedded in hard solid materials such as silica show great promise for increased practical applications, as they combine the exciting nanosize effects with very high structural stability. Ion irradiation can be used to tailor the properties of these clusters, the perhaps most dramatic example being the use of swift heavy ions to reshape spherical metal nanoparticles to have antennas or become rods. In this article we review experimental and simulation studies of ion beam processing of nanoclusters embedded in solids.

Keywords

Solid State and Materials 

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© EDP Sciences, SIF, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Aleksi A. Leino
    • 1
  • Flyura Djurabekova
    • 1
  • Kai Nordlund
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics and Helsinki Institute of PhysicsUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

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