Study on 𝛾-Rays Irradiation Induced Structural and Morphological Changes in Copper Nanowires

The influence of -irradiations on the structural and morphological features of copper nanowires (Cu-NWs) at doses ranging from 6 to 25 kGy is discussed in this paper. Cu-NWs began welding at 9 kGy, generating flawless X-, V-, II-, and Y-shaped molecular connections. The Cu-NWs fused and formed bigger diameter NWs as the dose was increased to 15 kGy. The nanowires changed into a continuous Cu thin film at the greatest dose of 25 kGy. The structure of the Cu-NWs remained constant following conversion into a thin film, according to X-ray diffraction (XRD) measurements. At larger doses, the Cuprite (Cu2O) phases were seen to develop. The short and high energy -ray wavelengths that act isotropically on Cu-Cu molecular covalent bonds explain how welded networks of Cu-NWs and Cu thin films arise. The welding process is used to create large-scale structures that resemble junctions. These nano gadgets are beneficial to the nanoelectronics and nanocircuit industries.

Author(S) Details

H. Shehla
National Center for Physics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan. and Center of Excellence in Solid State Physics, University of Punjab, QAC, Lahore 54590, Pakistan. and UNESCO-UNISA Africa Chair in Nanoscience/Nanotechnology, College of Graduate Studies, University of South Africa, Muckleneuk Ridge, P.O. Box 392, Pretoria, South Africa. and Nanoscience African Network (NANOAFNET), iThemba LABS National Research Foundation, 1 Old Faure Road, P.O. Box 722, Somerset West, Western Cape 7129, South Africa.

F. T. Thema
UNESCO-UNISA Africa Chair in Nanoscience/Nanotechnology, College of Graduate Studies, University of South Africa, Muckleneuk Ridge, P.O. Box 392, Pretoria, South Africa.and 4Nanoscience African Network (NANOAFNET), iThemba LABS National Research Foundation, 1 Old Faure Road, P.O. Box 722, Somerset West, Western Cape 7129, South Africa. and Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, P/Bag 0027, Gaborone, Botswana.

A. Ishaq
National Center for Physics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan.

Naveed Zafar Ali
National Center for Physics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan.

I. Javed
Department of Physics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan.

D. Wan
School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444, China.

M. Maaza
UNESCO-UNISA Africa Chair in Nanoscience/Nanotechnology, College of Graduate Studies, University of South Africa, Muckleneuk Ridge, P.O. Box 392, Pretoria, South Africa. and Nanoscience African Network (NANOAFNET), iThemba LABS National Research Foundation, 1 Old Faure Road, P.O. Box 722, Somerset West, Western Cape 7129, South Africa.

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