Monoatomic and cluster ion irradiation induced amorphous tracks in yttrium iron garnet

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Track evolution in Y3Fe5O12 is analyzed in the range 0.02 MeV/nucleon<E<30 MeV/nucleon. By applying the phenomenological thermal spike model the track sizes in cluster beam experiments can be predicted within experimental error from studies with monoatomic ion beams. It is concluded that the various energy density parameters are not useful in the description of the track evolution in the full range of track sizes. A quantitative analysis indicates that the Waligorski distribution of δ-electron dose is not directly related to the velocity effect. The contributions of the electron-lattice ion and the ion-ion interactions to the energy transfer are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)420-425
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2 1998


  • Cluster irradiation
  • Electronic energy loss
  • Latent tracks
  • Velocity effect
  • δ-electrons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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