Plasma nanoscience : from nano-solids in plasmas to nano-plasmas in solids

Ostrikov, K., Neyts, E.C., & Meyyappan, M. (2013) Plasma nanoscience : from nano-solids in plasmas to nano-plasmas in solids. Advances in Physics, 62(2), pp. 113-224.

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Abstract

The unique plasma-specific features and physical phenomena in the organization of nanoscale soild-state systems in a broad range of elemental composition, structure, and dimensionality are critically reviewed. These effects lead to the possibility to localize and control energy and matter at nanoscales and to produce self-organized nano-solids with highly unusual and superior properties. A unifying conceptual framework based on the control of production, transport, and self-organization of precursor species is introduced and a variety of plasma-specific non-equilibrium and kinetics-driven phenomena across the many temporal and spatial scales is explained. When the plasma is localized to micrometer and nanometer dimensions, new emergent phenomena arise. The examples range from semiconducting quantum dots and nanowires, chirality control of single-walled carbon nanotubes, ultra-fine manipulation of graphenes, nano-diamond, and organic matter to nano-plasma effects and nano-plasmas of different states of matter. © 2013 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

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ID Code: 73531
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: nano-plasmas, nanoscale solid systems, plasma-specific effects, self-organization, structural and functional properties
DOI: 10.1080/00018732.2013.808047
ISSN: 0001-8732
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 09 Jul 2014 01:08
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 23:14

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