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Influence of electronic energy deposition on the structural modification of swift heavy-ion-irradiated amorphous germanium layers

Steinbach, Tobias; Schnohr, Claudia; Kluth, Patrick; Giulian, Raquel; Araujo, Leandro; Sprouster, David; Ridgway, Mark C; Wesch, Werner


Swift heavy-ion (SHI) irradiation of amorphous germanium (a-Ge) layers leads to a strong volume expansion accompanied by a nonsaturating irreversible plastic deformation (ion hammering), which are consequences of the high local electronic energy deposition within the region of the a-Ge layer. We present a detailed study of the influence of SHI irradiation parameters on the effect of plastic deformation and structural modification. Specially prepared a-Ge layers were irradiated using two SHI...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.83.054113


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