Publications in Scientific Journals:
E. Gruber, L. Bergen, P. Salou, E. Lattouf, C. Grygiel, Y. Wang, A. Benyagoub, D. Levavasseur, J. Rangama, H. Lebius, B. Ban-DŽEtat, M. Schleberger, F. Aumayr:
"High resolution AFM studies of irradiated mica - Following the traces of swift heavy ions under grazing incidence";
Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter,
High resolution AFM imaging of swift heavy ion irradiated muscovite mica under grazing
incidence provides detailed insight into the created nanostructure features. Swift heavy ions
under grazing incidence form a complex track structure along the surface, which consists of
a double track of nanohillocks at the impact site accompanied by a single, several 100 nm
long protrusion. Detailed track studies by varying the irradiation parameters, i.e. the angle
of incidence (0.2°-2°) and the kinetic energy of the impinging ions (23, 55, 75, 95 MeV) are
presented. Moreover, the track formation in dependence of the sample temperature (between
room temperature and 600 °C) and of the chemical composition (muscovite mica and
fluorphlogopite mica) is studied.
swift heavy ions, muscovite mica, high resolution AFM, ion tracks, grazing incidence, nanostructure formation
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