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Structural modifications of low-energy heavy-ion irradiated germanium

Steinbach, Tobias; Wernecke, J; Kluth, Patrick; Ridgway, Mark C; Wesch, Werner


Heavy-ion irradiation of crystalline germanium (c-Ge) results in the formation of a homogeneous amorphous germanium (a-Ge) layer at the surface. This a-Ge layer undergoes structural modification such as a strong volume expansion accompanied by drastic surface blackening with further ion irradiation. In the present paper we investigate the mechanism of this ion-induced structural modification in a-Ge basically for the irradiation with I ions (3 and 9 MeV) at room and low temperature as a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review B
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.84.104108
Access Rights: Open Access


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