Application of the thermal spike model to latent tracks induced in polymers

G. Szenes, K. Havancsák, V. Skuratov, P. Hanák, L. Zsoldos, T. Ungár

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

28 Citations (Scopus)


Polyethylene terephtalat (PET) foils were irradiated by 246 MeV Kr and 595 MeV Xe ions and the irradiated samples were studied by wide angle X-ray diffraction. A simple exponential law describes the variation of the integral X-ray intensity Iint with the fluence. By applying the Poisson law 12.3 nm and 16 nm were deduced for the mean diameters of tracks induced by Kr and Xe ions, respectively. We did not observe considerable beam heating effect. The analysis of the irradiation experiments on polyvinylidene fluoride and on PET foils shows that the predictions of the thermal spike model of Szenes are in quantitative agreement with the experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)933-937
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Publication statusPublished - May 2 2000
Event10th International Conference on Radiation Effects in Insulators - Jena, Ger
Duration: Jul 18 1999Jul 23 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Application of the thermal spike model to latent tracks induced in polymers'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this