Journal of Nanomaterials & Molecular NanotechnologyISSN: 2324-8777

Research Article, J Nanomater Mol Nanotechnol Vol: 6 Issue: 2

Interconnections between Ag- NWs Build by Argon Ions Beam Irradiation

Honey S1,3,4,*, Naseem S1, Ishaq A2,3,4, Maaza M3,4, Bhatti MT5 and Madhuku M6
1Centre of Excellence in Solid State Physics, University of Punjab, QAC, Lahore, Pakistan
2National Center for Physics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan
3UNESCO-UNISA Africa Chair in Nanosciences/Nanotechnology, College of Graduate Studies, University of South Africa, Muckleneuk ridge, P.O. Box 392, Pretoria-South Africa
4Nanosciences African Network (NANOAFNET), iThemba LABS-National Research Foundation, 1 Old Faure road, Somerset West 7129, P.O. Box 722, Somerset West, Western Cape Province, South Africa
5Department of Physics, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan 60800, Pakistan
6iThemba LABS, National Research Foundation, P. Bag X11, WITS 2050, South Africa
Corresponding author : Honey Shehla
Centre of Excellence in Solid State Physics, University of Punjab, QAC, Lahore, Pakistan; UNESCO-UNISA Africa Chair in Nanosciences/Nanotechnology, College of Graduate Studies, University of South Africa
Muckleneuk ridge, P.O. Box 392, Pretoria-South Africa; Nanosciences African Network (NANOAFNET), iThemba LABSNational Research Foundation, 1 Old Faure road, Somerset West 7129, P.O. Box 722, Somerset West, Western Cape Province, South Africa E-mail: [email protected]
Received: June 21, 2016 Accepted: December 31, 2016 Published: January 06, 2017
Citation: Honey S, Naseem S, Ishaq A, Maaza M, Bhatti MT, et al. (2017) Interconnections between Ag-NWs Build by Argon Ions Beam Irradiation. J Nanomater Mol Nanotechnol 6:2. doi: 10.4172/2324-8777.1000213

Abstract

Interconnections between Ag- NWs Build by Argon Ions Beam Irradiation

Interconnection between Ag-NWs is essential for the integration and assembly of NWs networks to enable optoelectronics and nanoelectronics applications. In this report, joining of Ag-NWs through argon ion beam irradiation technology is demonstrated. A range of experimental traits of constructing X-, and II-shapes molecular junctions between Ag nanowires and the utilization of the argon ion beam irradiation induced nanowelding technique to form functional metal NWs networks is conferred. Scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy results revealed that Ag-NWs are effectively connected to each other on intersecting positions. These networks are optically transparent and crystal structure remained un-damaged. Besides, technical hindrances facing the ion irradiation induced nanowelding technology are also discussed. A perspective is given for using argon ion irradiation induced welding technique for the construction of random networks of well-connected nanowires.

Keywords: Ag-NWs; Argon ions; Irradiation; Interconnection; X-shape; IIshape; XRD; Optical

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