Description: In the course of experiments using uniaxial double alignment channeling to investigate radiation damage in single crystals, an anomalously large ion-scattering yield from the near surface of disordered or simulated disordered solid targets was observed. The chronology of the discovery of this new ion-solid effect and its explanation are presented along with experiments detailing the dependence of the new effect upon ion type and energy, as well as target atomic number and density. Targets included a spectrum of polycrystalline elemental targets in a range Z = 29 to Z = 82. Also, the influence of the effect upon scattering yields from an aligned Au(110) single crystal is demonstrated.
Date: December 1980
Creator: Holland, Orin Wayne