Thermal spike analysis of latent track information in magnetic insulators

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A new thermal spike model is presented which predicts three regimes in the formation of latent tracks. At Se≦Set no track formation is expected. A logarithmic and a linear variation of the damage cross section versus Se is predicted for 2.7Set≧Se≧Set and Se≧Set, respectively. A simple expression is derived for the relation between Set and the thermal properties of the target. A comparison is made with experimental data on YIG and NiFe2O4 and a good agreement is found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-42
Number of pages4
JournalRadiation Measurements
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 1995


  • Latent tracks
  • electronic stopping power
  • heavy ions
  • ion irradiation
  • magnetic insulators
  • thermal spike

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Instrumentation

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