Abstract: Changes in the local atomic and electronic structure and the chemical state of the surface of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) irradiated with continuous and pulsed ion beams are studied using transmission electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and X-ray absorption near-edge spectroscopy. It is demonstrated that changes in the structure and the chemical state of MWCNTs under continuous irradiation with argon ions are attributable to the radiation-induced defect formation. When a pulsed carbon–proton beam is used, thermal effects exert a considerable influence on the structure of carbon nanotubes. The obtained results suggest that continuous and pulsed ion beams are suitable for targeted functionalization of physical and chemical properties of MWCNTs.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics