The anisotropic growth in amorphous materials and the latent track formation induced by energetic ion bombardment

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The thermal spike model has been successfully applied to track formation by swift heavy ions in insulators. Arguments are given supporting the assumption that the thermal spike mechanism is also valid for the anisotropic growth. The glass transition temperature is used as the main thermal parameter of the amorphous solids. Experimental results on the track formation in α-quartz and in crystalline Ni3B and also on the anisotropic growth in Pyrex and Synsil glasses, in amorphous Pd80Si20, Ni3B and Fe85B15 are discussed. Good agreement is found with the predictions of the thermal spike model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-154
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Volume107
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The anisotropic growth in amorphous materials and the latent track formation induced by energetic ion bombardment'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this