Electron irradiation of metal nanostructures is an effective tool for stimulating a controlled modification of the structural and conductive material properties. Use of the electron irradiation with energies less than 500 keV allows conducting controlled annealing of nanotube defects, which leads to the improvement of the conductive properties due to decreasing resistance. In this case, the use of radiation doses above 150 kGy induces the samples destruction, caused by the thermal heating of nanotubes, leading to the crystal lattice destruction and the sample amorphization.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Polymers and Plastics
- Metals and Alloys