Heavy ion irradiation
of thin polymer films at a nuclear reactor or large accelerator facilities, which involves large capital costs, is generally the key initial manufacturing stage for track etched membranes.
Another BPM fabrication method, using ion irradiation
, has also been proposed [7, 8].
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and [Mg.sup.2+] on canthaxanthin production in a novel strain of Dietzia natronolimnaea," BMC Microbiology, vol.
lead to irreversible changes in the sample of polyvinylchloride (PVC).
To improve the resistance to weathering ion irradiation
is one possible method to reach this objective; however, a systematic study of the effects of high energy electron beam radiation on wood surfaces to influence the weathering behaviour is not available.
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The structural and magnetic properties of three different type of core-shell nanoparticles with core as Fe and shell as Fe3O4, Fe3O4/Fe2O3 and Fe3O4/ FeO/Fe3N were investigated for their stability and response under Si+2 ion irradiation
. These nanocomposites were prepared by a nanocluster deposition system that combines magnetron sputtering with the gas aggregation technique and were deposited on the Si substrates to form uniform granular films.
Specific topics include architecture of thin solid films by the GLAD technique, transparent polymer nanocomposites as a new class of functional materials, nanostructures by ion irradiation
, microencapsulation, decorative PVD coatings, microwave chemistry and nanomaterials, aluminum-based nanostructured coatings deposited by magnetron sputtering for corrosion protection of steels, nanolayered hard coatings for mechanical applications, plating of nanocomposite coatings, nanostructured coatings, characterization of coatings, and high temperature oxidation resistance of nanocomposite coatings.
Interestingly we observed the decrease in hardness with decrease in grain size of PVDF thin films upon ion irradiation
i.e., the reverse Hall-Petch effect.