Damage accumulation and thermal recovery in SrTiO3 implanted with Au2+ ions

S. Thevuthasan, W. Jiang, W. J. Weber, D. E. McCready

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    Damage accumulation and recovery process have been investigated in single crystal SrTiO3 irradiated with 1.0 MeV Au2+ using in-situ Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry (RBS) in Channeling geometry. Samples were irradiated at a temperature of 200 K with ion fluences ranging from 5.0×1013 - 2.5×1014 Au2+/cm2 (0.22 - 1.10 dpa at damage peak). Subsequent isochronal annealing experiments were performed to study damage recovery processes up to a maximum temperature of 870 K. At an ion fluence between 2.0-2.5×1014 Au2+/cm2 (0.88 - 1.10 dpa), the implanted region, which is just below the surface, becomes amorphous. The recovery processes occur over a broad temperature range, and the damage created by low ion fluences, 5.0×1013 - 1.0×1014 Au2+/cm2, is almost completely recovered after annealing at 870 K.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)373-378
    Number of pages6
    JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999
    EventProceedings of the 1998 MRS Fall Meeting - The Symposium 'Advanced Catalytic Materials-1998' - Boston, MA, USA
    Duration: 30 Nov 19983 Dec 1998


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering

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    Thevuthasan, S., Jiang, W., Weber, W. J., & McCready, D. E. (1999). Damage accumulation and thermal recovery in SrTiO3 implanted with Au2+ ions. Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings, 540, 373-378.