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Ion Beam Modification of Solids

Ion-Solid Interaction and Radiation Damage

  • Werner Wesch
  • Elke Wendler

Part of the Springer Series in Surface Sciences book series (SSSUR, volume 61)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Physical Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Konrad Gärtner
      Pages 3-62
    3. Christian Dufour, Marcel Toulemonde
      Pages 63-104
    4. William J. Weber, Elke Wendler
      Pages 105-136
    5. Giancarlo Rizza, Mark C. Ridgway
      Pages 137-185
  3. Damage Formation and Amorphization by Nuclear Energy Deposition

  4. Damage Formation and Amorphisation by High Electronic Energy Deposition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 319-319
    2. Werner Wesch, Claudia S. Schnohr
      Pages 365-402
    3. Werner Wesch, Tobias Steinbach, Mark C. Ridgway
      Pages 403-440
  5. Selected Applications of Ion Irradiation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 441-441
    2. Giancarlo Rizza, Mark C. Ridgway
      Pages 443-473
    3. Christian Borschel, Carsten Ronning
      Pages 475-500
    4. Feng Chen, Frank Schrempel
      Pages 501-528
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 529-534

About this book


This book presents the method of ion beam modification of solids in realization, theory and applications in a comprehensive way. It provides a review of the physical basics of ion-solid interaction and on ion-beam induced structural modifications of solids. Ion beams are widely used to modify the physical properties of materials. A complete theory of ion stopping in matter and the calculation of the energy loss due to nuclear and electronic interactions are presented including the effect of ion channeling. To explain structural modifications due to high electronic excitations, different concepts are presented with special emphasis on the thermal spike model. Furthermore, general concepts of damage evolution as a function of ion mass, ion fluence, ion flux and temperature are described in detail and their limits and applicability are discussed. The effect of nuclear and electronic energy loss on structural modifications of solids such as damage formation, phase transitions and amorphization is reviewed for insulators and semiconductors. Finally some selected applications of ion beams are given.


Amorphization by Nuclear Energy Deposition Applications of Ion Irradiation Description of Ion Channelling Effect of Nuclear and Electronic Stopping Ion-Beam Induced Damage Formation Ion-Beam Induced Structural Modifications Modeling of Damage Formation Swift Heavy Ion Irradiation Theory of Ion-Solid Interaction

Editors and affiliations

  • Werner Wesch
    • 1
  • Elke Wendler
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Solid State PhysicsFriedrich-Schiller-University JenaJenaGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Solid State PhysicsFriedrich-Schiller-UniversityJenaGermany

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