Creation of surface nanostructures by irradiation with slow, highly charged ions

A. S. El-Said, W. Meissl, M. C. Simon, J. R Crespo López-Urrutia, I. C. Gebeshuber, J. Laimer, H. P. Winter, J. Ullrich, F. Aumayr

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Abstract

It has recently been demonstrated that slow (v 1a.u.) highly charged ions (HCIs) are able to generate nano-sized hillocks on cleaved CaF2(111) surfaces. The aim of the present study was to explore whether surface nanostructures can also be formed on other target materials by the impact of slow HCIs. To this purpose, we have irradiated LiF(001), diamond-like carbon (DLC) and Au(111) with slow Xe HCIs (up to charge state 44+) from the Heidelberg electron beam ion trap. After irradiation, the crystals were investigated by scanning force microscopy. Nanometric hillocks protruding from the surface were found in the topographic images for the case of Xeq+ on LiF(001) for charge states q 28, but not for DLC and Au(111).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)467-472
Number of pages6
JournalRadiation Effects and Defects in Solids
Volume162
Issue number7-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Atomic force microscopy
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Keywords

  • Diamond like carbon
  • HCIs
  • Highly charged ions
  • Inelastic thermal spike model
  • Ion-surface interaction
  • LiF
  • Surface nanostructures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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El-Said, A. S., Meissl, W., Simon, M. C., López-Urrutia, J. R. C., Gebeshuber, I. C., Laimer, J., ... Aumayr, F. (2007). Creation of surface nanostructures by irradiation with slow, highly charged ions. Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids, 162(7-8), 467-472. https://doi.org/10.1080/10420150701470803

Creation of surface nanostructures by irradiation with slow, highly charged ions. / El-Said, A. S.; Meissl, W.; Simon, M. C.; López-Urrutia, J. R Crespo; Gebeshuber, I. C.; Laimer, J.; Winter, H. P.; Ullrich, J.; Aumayr, F.

In: Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids, Vol. 162, No. 7-8, 07.2007, p. 467-472.

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El-Said, AS, Meissl, W, Simon, MC, López-Urrutia, JRC, Gebeshuber, IC, Laimer, J, Winter, HP, Ullrich, J & Aumayr, F 2007, 'Creation of surface nanostructures by irradiation with slow, highly charged ions', Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids, vol. 162, no. 7-8, pp. 467-472. https://doi.org/10.1080/10420150701470803
El-Said AS, Meissl W, Simon MC, López-Urrutia JRC, Gebeshuber IC, Laimer J et al. Creation of surface nanostructures by irradiation with slow, highly charged ions. Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids. 2007 Jul;162(7-8):467-472. https://doi.org/10.1080/10420150701470803
El-Said, A. S. ; Meissl, W. ; Simon, M. C. ; López-Urrutia, J. R Crespo ; Gebeshuber, I. C. ; Laimer, J. ; Winter, H. P. ; Ullrich, J. ; Aumayr, F. / Creation of surface nanostructures by irradiation with slow, highly charged ions. In: Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids. 2007 ; Vol. 162, No. 7-8. pp. 467-472.
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