Heavy Ion Tracks in Polymers and Their Applications

Research Article
Amrita Kaur. S*, Jyot Amrita and Virk H. S
Heavy ions, Polymers, Ion track filters, Bacteria, Solutions

Heavy ion tracks in polymers offers a tremendous number of interesting applications in various fields of science and technology. The ion track filters produced by these irradiated polymers have advantage over conventional filters due to its simplicity, small geometry, permanent maintenance of the nuclear records and well-defined pore size. We report here some applications of ion track filters, in micro hydro dynamical flow studies, conduction of bacteria and blood cells, development of metal and metal–semiconductor microstructures and nanostructures. These micro/ nano wires have huge potential for their use as biosensors,