Nanoscale control of energy and matter in plasma–surface interactions : toward energy- and matter-efficient nanotech

Ostrikov, Kostya (2011) Nanoscale control of energy and matter in plasma–surface interactions : toward energy- and matter-efficient nanotech. Physics of Plasmas, 18(5), 057101-1.

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The approach to control the elementary processes of plasma–surface interactions to direct the fluxes of energy and matter at nano- and subnanometer scales is introduced. This ability is related to the solution of the grand challenge of directing energy and matter at nanoscales and is critical for the renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies for a sustainable future development. The examples of deterministic synthesis of self-organized arrays of metastable nanostructures in the size range beyond the reach of the present-day nanofabrication are considered to illustrate this possibility. By using precisely controlled and kinetically fast nanoscale transfer of energy and matter under nonequilibrium conditions and harnessing numerous plasma-specific controls of species creation, delivery to the surface,nucleation, and large-scale self-organization of nuclei and nanostructures, the arrays of metastable nanostructures can be created, arranged, stabilized, and further processed to meet the specific requirements of the envisaged applications.

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ID Code: 73720
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1063/1.3560509
ISSN: 1070-664X
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 10 Jul 2014 02:58
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2014 01:24

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