Publications in Scientific Journals:

S. Facsko, R. Heller, A.S. El-Said, W. Meissl, F. Aumayr:
"Surface nanostructures by single highly charged ions";
Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 21 (2009), 2240121 - 2240129.

English abstract:
It has recently been demonstrated that the impact of individual, slow but highly charged ions on
various surfaces can induce surface modifications with nanometer dimensions. Generally, the
size of these surface modifications (blisters, hillocks, craters or pits) increases dramatically with
the potential energy of the highly charged ion, while the kinetic energy of the projectile ions
seems to be of little importance. This paper presents the currently available experimental
evidence and theoretical models and discusses the circumstances and conditions under which
nanosized features on different surfaces due to the impact of slow highly charged ions can be

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