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Structural modification of swift heavy ion irradiated amorphous Ge layers

Wesch, Werner; Schnohr, Claudia; Kluth, Patrick; Hussain, Zohair; Araujo, Leandro; Giulian, Raquel; Sprouster, David; Byrne, Aidan; Ridgway, Mark C


Swift heavy ion (SHI) irradiation of amorphous Si (a-Si) at non-perpendicular incidence leads to non-saturable plastic flow. The positive direction of flow suggests that a liquid phase of similar density to that of the amorphous solid must exist and accordingly a-Si behaves like a conventional glass under SHI irradiation. For room-temperature irradiation of a-Si, plastic flow is accompanied by swelling due to the formation of voids and a porous structure. For this paper, we have investigated...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
DOI: 10.1088/0022-3727/42/11/115402


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