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Swift heavy ion irradiation-induced microstructure modification of two delta-phase oxides: Sc 4 Zr 3 O 12 and Lu 4 Zr 3 O 12

Tang, M.; Kluth, Patrick; Zhang, J.; Patel, M. K.; Uberuaga, B. P.; Olson Reichhardt, C. J.; Sickafus, Kurt


Swift gold ions (185 MeV) were used to systematically investigate the radiation damage response of delta phase compounds Sc4Zr 3O12 and Lu4Zr3O12 in the electronic energy loss regime. Ion irradiation-induced microstructural modifications were examined using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). XRD investigations indicate a phase transformation from ordered rhombohedral to disordered fluorite (O-D) in both compounds, with the Sc compound transforming at a higher...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Conference paper
Source: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B 268(19): Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Radiation Effects in Insulators (REI)
DOI: 10.1016/j.nimb.2010.05.099


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