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The creation of surface damage by ion-beam bombardment

Harrison, DE and Webb, RP (1983) The creation of surface damage by ion-beam bombardment Nuclear Instruments and Methods In Physics Research, 218 (1-3). pp. 727-736.

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Computer simulation of ion-bombardment events has been extended to coalesce and recrystallise the target, so that the surface damage created when a single ion strikes a metal surface can now be studied directly. Qualitative and quantitative information on pit formation, other surface damage and recoil mixing can be obtained from the model. Many characteristics of the target's final condition are evident before the excess energy has been removed. Small structured and faceted surface pits are found at 1.0 keV ion energy for both low and high energy-density potential functions. Atoms are only sputtered from the first two layers of the pit region. The rest of the pit is formed by atoms displaced laterally or downward, initiating replacement collision sequences. A movie has been produced which presents the temporal development and creation of surface damage, and demonstrates surface reconstruction processes. © 1983.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Harrison, DE
Date : 15 December 1983
DOI : 10.1016/0167-5087(83)91073-6
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 12:19
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 22:02

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