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Interactions of Single Particle with Organic Matters: A Facile Bottom-Up Approach to Low Dimensional Nanostructures

Department of Molecular Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8510, Japan
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Quantum Beam Sci. 2020, 4(1), 7; https://doi.org/10.3390/qubs4010007
Received: 2 December 2019 / Revised: 16 January 2020 / Accepted: 20 January 2020 / Published: 5 February 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Quantum Beams Applying to Innovative Industrial Materials)
A particle induces a pack of chemical reactions in nanospace: chemical reactions confined into extremely small space provide an ultimate technique for the nanofabrication of organic matter with a variety of functions. Since the discovery of particle accelerators, an extremely high energy density can be deposited, even by a single isolated particle with MeV-ordered kinetic energy. However, this was considered to cause severe damages to organic molecules due to its relatively small bond energies, and lack of ability to control the reactions precisely to form the structures while retaining physico-chemical molecular functionalities. Practically, the severely damaged area along a particle trajectory: a core of a particle track has been simply visualized for the detection/dosimetry of an incident particle to the matters, or been removed to lead nanopores and functionalized by refilling/grafting of fresh organic/inorganic materials. The use of intra-track reactions in the so-called “penumbra” or “halo” area of functional organic materials has been realized and provided us with novel and facile protocols to provide low dimensional nano-materials with perfect size controllability in the 21st century. These protocols are now referred to as single particle nanofabrication technique (SPNT) and/or single particle triggered linear polymerization technique (STLiP), paving the way towards a new approach for nanomaterials with desired functionalities from original molecules. Herein, we report on the extremely wide applicability of SPNT/STLiP protocols for the future development of materials for opto-electronic, catalytic, and biological applications among others. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanomaterial; nanowire; charged particle; stopping power; crosslinking; polymerization; aspect ratio; stimuli sensitive; sensor; macromolecules nanomaterial; nanowire; charged particle; stopping power; crosslinking; polymerization; aspect ratio; stimuli sensitive; sensor; macromolecules
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Sakaguchi, S.; Kamiya, K.; Sakurai, T.; Seki, S. Interactions of Single Particle with Organic Matters: A Facile Bottom-Up Approach to Low Dimensional Nanostructures. Quantum Beam Sci. 2020, 4, 7.

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