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In situ TEM study of ion-beam-induced amorphization of complex silicate structures

Description: In-situ TEM with ion irradiation was used to study the radiation- induced amorphization (metamictization) of naturally occurring silicates: neptunite [Na2KLi(Fe,Mn)2Ti2(SiO3)8], titanite (CaTiSiO5), gadolinite (REE2FeBe2Si2O10), zircon (ZrSiO4), and olivine [(Mg, Fe)2SiO4]. They were irradiated with 1.5 MeV Kr{sup +} ions the Argonne HVEM-Tandem Facility at room temperature with electron diffraction pattern monitored in situ. Critical doses required for amorphization of the electron transparent thickness of neptunite, titanite, gadolinite, zircon, and olivine are 1.7, 2.0, 2.3, 4.8, and 6.0x10{sup 14} ions/cm{sup 2}, respectively. Results show a correlation between amorphization dose and the chemical/structural complexity of these 5 minerals. The most complex, neptunite, becomes amorphous at the lowest critical dose. The critical amorphization dose also increases with the melting point.
Date: December 31, 1990
Creator: Wang, L.M.; Eby, R.K.; Janeczek, J. & Ewing, R.C.
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FT-ICR mass spectrometry of very highly charged atomic ions

Description: The authors report FT-ICR measurements of samples trapped in the electron beam ion trap (EBIT) at Livermore. They made use of the access provided by the radial x-ray slots. They constructed two probes that could be inserted into the 2-mm wide slots. The probes each subtend only 25{degree} and face each other 180{degree} apart. They show a typical transformed spectrum of highly charged {sup 84}Kr ions obtained with this system. The spectrum was obtained by exciting with a 300-{mu}s sweep from 17.5 to 19.5 MHz. The resonance peaks of {sup 84}Kr{sup 34+}, {sup 84}Kr{sup 35+}, and {sup 84}Kr{sup 36+} are clearly visible.
Date: May 15, 1995
Creator: Schweikhard, L.; Beck, B. & Beiersdorfer, P.
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Transmission electron microscopy study of cascade collapse in copper during in-situ ion-irradiation at elevated temperatures.

Description: The basic mechanisms driving the collapse of point defects produced in collision cascades are investigated by transmission electron microscope (TEM) characterization of defect microstructure produced in fcc-Cu irradiated with low-fluences of heavy (100 keV Kr) ions at elevated temperature (23--600 C). Areal defect yields are determined from direct TEM observation of the total defect production integrated over the duration of the in-situ ion-irradiation. They are unequivocally demonstrated to decrease with increasing lattice temperature. This decrease in defect yield indicates a proportional decrease in the probability of collapse of cascade regions into defects of size where visible contrast is produced in a TEM.
Date: January 29, 1998
Creator: Daulton, T. L.; Kirk, M. A. & Rehn, L. E.
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Ion-beam mixing and solid-state reaction in Zr-Fe multilayers

Description: Vapor-deposited Zr-Fe multilayered thin films with various wavelengths and of overall composition either 50% Fe or Fe-rich up to 57% Fe were either irradiated with 300 keV Kr ions at temperatures from 25 K to 623 K to fluences up to 2 {times} 10{sup 16} cm{sup {minus}2}, or simply annealed at 773 K in-situ in the Intermediate Voltage Electron microscope At Argonne National Laboratory. Under irradiation, the final reaction product is the amorphous phase in all cases studied, but the dose to amorphization depends on the temperature and on the wavelength. In the purely thermal case (annealing at 773 K), the 50-50 composition produces the amorphous phase but for the Fe-rich multilayers the reaction products depend on the multilayer wavelength. For small wavelength, the amorphous phase is still formed, but at large wavelength the Zr-Fe crystalline intermetallic compounds appear. These results are discussed in terms of existing models of irradiation kinetics and phase selection during solid state reaction.
Date: January 1, 1997
Creator: Paesano, A., Jr.; Motta, A. T.; Birtcher, R. C.; Ryan, E. A.; Teixeira, S. R.; Bruckmann, M. E. et al.
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Measurements of cross sections and resonance structures following electron-impact excitation/ionization of Na-like Kr and Xe

Description: We report high-resolution measurements of electron impact excitation and ionization cross sections for the Na-like ions Kr{sup 25+} and Xe{sup 43+}. Ions with ionization states centered on the Na-like configurations were produced in an electron beam ion trap (EBIT) using electrons with energies below the L shell ionization thresholds. The Na-like ions were exposed to an electron beam with an energy between 3 and 7 keV. The Na- and Ne-like ions were then extracted and their intensities measured as a function of the electron beam energy. Theoretical ionization cross sections were calculated using relativistic distorted wave methods. Complex resonance structures that appear in the computed cross sections are observed in the experimental results. These results are the first experimental observation of resonant-excitation-double-autoionization (REDA) in highly charged high-Z ions.
Date: September 28, 1994
Creator: Schneider, D.; Dewitt, D.; Knapp, D.A.; Reed, K.J. & Chen, M.H.
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Phase formation in Zr/Fe multilayers during Kr ion irradiation.

Description: A detailed study has been conducted of the effect of Kr ion irradiation on phase formation in Zr-Fe metallic multilayers, using the Intermediate Voltage Electron Microscopy (IVEM) at Argonne National Laboratory. Metallic multilayers were prepared with different overall compositions (near 50-50 and Fe-rich), and with different wavelengths (repetition thicknesses). These samples were irradiated with 300 keV Kr ions at various temperatures to investigate the final products, as well as the kinetics of phase formation. For the shorter wavelength samples, the final product was in all cases an amorphous Zr-Fe phase, in combination with Fe, while specially for the larger wavelength samples, in the Fe-rich samples the intermetallic compounds ZrFe{sub 2} and Zr{sub 3}Fe were formed in addition to the amorphous phase. The dose to full reaction decreases with temperature, and with wavelength in a manner consistent with a diffusion-controlled reaction.
Date: January 29, 1998
Creator: Motta, A. T.
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On the determination of loop nature in the TEM

Description: The two direct methods available for determining the nature of small clusters, were studied. Experiments in heavy-ion irradiated Ag and Cu, including comparisons with Black-White contrast analysis (B-W), forced us to conclude that use of the 2-1/2D technique for analysis of faulted loops is impossible because of reciprocal-lattice spike and other effects. We used B-W analysis to study the clusters produced by RT heavy-ion irradiation of Cu. In-situ irradiations were performed in Argonne HVEM-Tandem Facility using 40 and 80 keV Kr{sup +} ions. Nearly all the analysable first-layer loops were vacancy in nature. Some deeper cluster were also certainly vacancy. There is no unequivocal evidence for interstitial loops under these conditions. The near impossibility of establishing that interstitial loops are not present, is shown by the fact that a large fraction of loops (over 50%) could not be analyzed either because they did not display clear B-W contrast under any condition or sufficiently consistent B-W contrast under several different operating conditions.
Date: January 1, 1997
Creator: Jenkins, M.L.; Fukushima, H. & Kirk, M.A.
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Ion beam modification of Tl-Ba-Ca-Cu-O type high temperature superconductors during irradiation

Description: Microstructural modification of high temperature superconductor (HTS) single-crystal plates of Tl-1212 and Tl-2212 (numbers designate the Tl/Ba/Ca/Cu cation ratio) was studied during 1.5 MeV Kr{sup +} and Xe{sup +} ion irradiation with in-situ electron diffraction and after ion irradiation with high resolution TEM (HRTEM). Similar in-situ temperature dependence effects are seen for both phases. During irradiations from 22K to 673K, an amorphous halo develops after very low ion dose or fluence (1.7 {times} 10{sup 12} ions/cm{sup 2}). During irradiation at 100 and 300K, complete amorphization is obtained, while at 22 and {ge}533K, the halo fades slightly and a polycrystalline ring pattern develops, indicating ion irradiation induced crystallization occurred. After a low ion dose (8.5 {times} 10{sup 12} ions/cm{sup 2}) at 100 and 300K, HRTEM reveals amorphous regions 5-20 nm in size which are not columnar and do not all penetrate the entire sample thickness. At 22 and {ge}533K, Moire fringes and misoriented crystallites of cascade size are observed. The 4-6nm crystallites are thallium-rich.
Date: December 31, 1994
Creator: Newcomer, P.P.; Morosin, B. & Wang, L.M.
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Ion beam mixing of chromium or zirconium films with sapphire

Description: Ion beam mixing of thin metallic films deposited on sapphire substrates was studied for chromium or zirconium films deposited on single crystalline {alpha}-Al{sub 2}0{sub 3} substrates. Evidence for the influence of equilibrium thermodynamic factors was sought by comparing the effects of bombarding with oxygen ions (300 and 1073 K) with those of neon ions (300 K). Thermodynamic calculations indicate that mixing might occur for Zr/sapphire at 1073 K but not at 300 K. Chromium/sapphire should not be mixed at either temperature. The implantation energy placed the peak oxygen concentration at the metal/sapphire interface in an attempt to maintain an equilibrium ratio of cations/anions and promote a radiation-induced chemical reaction across the interface. Rutherford backscattering-ion channeling measurements indicated that the widths of ``mixed`` regions were consistent with those predicted from ballistic considerations. Other experiments employed a heavier ion (krypton) as the mixing ion (300 K) in order to increase the mixing efficiency. Rutherford backscattering-ion channeling and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy were used to determine the extent and nature of any interface modification. XPS results indicated that only metallic chromium (Cr{sup 0}) was present near the interface before and after irradiation with Kr at 300 K. Zirconium exhibited only the metallic state (Zr{sup 0}) in the as-deposited film but was present as both Zr{sup 0} and Zr{sup 4{plus}} after irradiation. Some metallic aluminum (AI{sup O}) was detected near the Zr/sapphire interface, suggesting that a local chemical reaction between Zr and the sapphire occurred during bombardment. No long-range material transport was detected for any experimental condition examined; the width of the ``mixed` region in each case was consistent with that expected for ballistic effects.
Date: December 31, 1995
Creator: McHargue, C.J.; Joslin, D.L.; White, C.W.; daSilva, M.F.; Alves, E. & Soares, J.C.
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Resonance Interference and Absolute Cross Sections in Near-Threshold Electron-Impact Excitation of Multicharged Ions

Description: Strong resonance features were observed in near-threshold excitation of {sup 1}S right arrow {sup 3}P intercombination transitions in Si(2+), Ar(6+), and Kr(6+). Such resonances are predicted to dominate over direct excitation by more than an order of magnitude in the threshold region. Absolute cross sections were measured by using the merged electron-ion beams energy loss technique. The results are compared with R-matrix close-coupling (CCR) theory for all of the ions. Several discrepancies in resonance positions and magnitudes exist between experiment and theory for these spin forbidden transitions.
Date: December 31, 1997
Creator: Bannister, M. E.; Chung, Y-S.; Djuric, N.; Wallbank, B.; Woitke, O.; Zhou, S. et al.
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The relative radiation resistance of zirconolite, pyrochlore and perovskite to 1.5 MeV Kr{sup +} ions

Description: Zirconolite (CaZrTi2O7), pyrochlore (VIIIA2 VIB2 IV X6Y) and perovskite (CaTiO3) are candidate phases for the immobilisation of rare earth elements (REEs) and actinides (ACTs) in various high level radioactive waste (HLW) forms 1. The effect of radiation damage on the structure and consequently on the durability of these phases is important to predictive modelling of their behaviour in the repository environment and risk assessment.
Date: March 1, 1997
Creator: Smith, K.L.; Zaluzec, N.J. & Lumpkin, G.R.
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The formation of bubbles in Zr alloys under Kr ion irradiation

Description: The authors report here a study of Kr ion implantation and the resultant bubble formation in Zr and Zr alloys, including Zircaloy-2 and Zircaloy-4. Implantations into thin foils were performed in the HVEM/Tandem facility at Argonne National Laboratory at temperatures between 300 to 800 C and to doses up to 2 x 10{sup 16} ion.cm{sup {minus}2}. Bulk specimens were implanted in an ion-beam chamber and then thinned for viewing by TEM. In thin foils, only small bubbles (30--100 {angstrom}) were formed at all temperatures with the exception of the Cr-rich V alloy where bubbles of 130 {angstrom} bubbles were formed. Bulk samples implanted at 300 C contained a bubble morphology similar to that observed after implantation into thin foils. However, at high temperatures (500--800 C) large faceted bubbles (up to 300 {angstrom}) were produced in bulk specimens. The results indicate that bubble formation and evolution below 500 C is controlled by gas concentration, while it is controlled by bubble mobility at high temperatures.
Date: June 1, 1996
Creator: Birtcher, R.C.; Pagano, L. Jr. & Motta, A.T.
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AFM studies of a new type of radiation defect on mica surfaces caused by highly charged ion impact

Description: Radiation induced defects on mica caused by the impact of slow very highly charged ions (SVHCI) have been investigated with an atomic force microscope (AFM). Freshly cleaved surfaces of different types of muscovite were irradiated with SVHCI extracted from the LLNL electron beam ion trap (EBIT) at velocities of ca. 2 keV/amu. Atomic force microscopy of the surface reveals the formation of blisterlike defects associated with single ion impact. The determined defect volume which appears to increase linearly with the incident charge state and exhibits a threshold incident charge state has been determined using the AFM. These results indicate that target atoms are subjected to mutual electrostatic repulsion due to ionization through potential electron emission upon approach of the ion. If the repulsion leads to permanent atomic displacement, surface defects are formed.
Date: September 28, 1994
Creator: Ruehlicke, C.; Briere, M.A. & Schneider, D.
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Bubble formation in Zr alloys under heavy ion implantation

Description: Kr ions were used in the HVEM/Tandem facility at ANL to irradiate several Zr alloys, including Zircaloy-2 and -4, at 300-800 C to doses up to 2{times}10{sup 16}ion.cm{sup -2}. Both in-situ irradiation of thin foils as well as irradiation of bulk samples with an ion implanter were used in this study. For the thin foil irradiations, a distribution of small bubbles in the range of 30-100 {angstrom} was found at all temperatures with the exception of the Cr-rich Valloy where 130 {angstrom} bubbles were found. Irradiation of bulk samples at 700-800 C produced large faceted bubbles up to 300 {angstrom} after irradiation to 2{times}10{sup 16}ion.cm{sup -2}. Results are examined in context of existing models for bubble formation and growth in other metals.
Date: December 1995
Creator: Pagano, L., Jr.; Motta, A. T. & Birtcher, R. C.
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In-situ transmission electron microscopy study of ion-irradiated copper : comparison of the temperature dependence of cascade collapse in FCC- and BCC- metals.

Description: The kinetics which drive cascade formation and subsequent collapse into point-defect clusters is investigated by analyzing the microstructure produced in situ by low fluence 100 keV Kr ion irradiations of fcc-Cu over a wide temperature range (18-873 K). The yield of collapsed point-defect clusters is demonstrated unequivocally to be temperature dependent, remaining approximately constant up to lattice temperatures of 573 K and then abruptly decreasing with increasing temperature. This drop in yield is not caused by defect loss during or following ion irradiation. This temperature dependence can be explained by a thermal spike effect. These in-situ yield measurements are compared to previous ex-situ yield measurements in fcc-Ni and bcc-Mo.
Date: October 23, 1998
Creator: Daulton, T. L.
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HRTEM study of ion beam irradiation induced amorphization in ceramic materials

Description: Computer analysis indicates that amorphization occurs directly within the displacement cascade in Ca{sub 2}La{sub 8}(SiO{sub 4}){sub 6}O{sub 2}. The lack of discrete amorphous cascade domains in the image in irradiated {beta}-SiC indicates that amorphization occurs by point defect buildup in {beta}-SiC. The HRTEM image of UO{sub 2} contains no visible damage even after a very high ion dose at 20 K.
Date: August 1, 1995
Creator: Wang, L.M.; Ewing, R.C. & Weber, W.J.
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Heavy-ion irradiation induced diamond formation in carbonaceous materials.

Description: The basic mechanisms of metastable phase formation produced under highly non-equilibrium thermodynamic conditions within high-energy particle tracks are investigated. In particular, the possible formation of diamond by heavy-ion irradiation of graphite at ambient temperature is examined. This work was motivated, in part, by earlier studies which discovered nanometer-grain polycrystalline diamond aggregates of submicron-size in uranium-rich carbonaceous mineral assemblages of Precambrian age. It was proposed that the radioactive decay of uranium formed diamond in the fission particle tracks produced in the carbonaceous minerals. To test the hypothesis that nanodiamonds can form by ion irradiation, fine-grain polycrystalline graphite sheets were irradiated with 400 MeV Kr ions. The ion irradiated graphite (and unirradiated graphite control) were then subjected to acid dissolution treatments to remove the graphite and isolate any diamonds that were produced. The acid residues were then characterized by analytical and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. The acid residues of the ion-irradiated graphite were found to contain ppm concentrations of nanodiamonds, suggesting that ion irradiation of bulk graphite at ambient temperature can produce diamond.
Date: January 8, 1999
Creator: Daulton, T. L.
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Intense heavy-ion beam transport with electric and magnetic quadrupoles

Description: As part of the small induction recirculator development at LLNL, the authors are testing an injector and transport line that delivers 4 {micro}s beams of potassium with repetition rates up to 10 Hz at a nominal current of 2 mA. The normalized K-V equivalent emittance of the beams is near 0.02 {pi} mm-mrad and is mostly determined by the temperature of the source (0.1 eV). K{sup +} ions generated at 80 keV in a Pierce diode are matched to an alternating gradient transport line by seven electric quadrupoles. Two additional quads have been modified to serve as two-axis steerers. The matching section is followed by a transport section comprised of seven permanent magnet quadrupoles. Matching to this section is achieved by adjusting the voltages on the electric quadrupoles to voltages calculated by an envelope matching code. Measurements of beam envelope parameters are made at the matching section entrance and exit as well as at the end of the permanent magnet transport section. Beam current waveforms along the experiment are compared with results from a one-dimension longitudinal dynamics code. Initial experiments show particle loss occurring at the beam head as a result of overtaking. The apparatus is also being used for the development of non or minimally intercepting diagnostics for future recirculator experiments. These include capacitive monitors for determining beam line-charge density and position in the recirculator; flying wire scanners for beam position; and gated TV scanners for measuring beam profiles and emittance.
Date: August 1, 1995
Creator: Fessenden, T. J.; Barnard, J. J.; Cable, M. D.; Deadrick, F.J.; Eylon, S.; Nelson, M. B. et al.
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Engineering research and development for the Elise Heavy Ion Induction Accelerator

Description: The Fusion Energy Research engineering team has been conducting Research and Development Associated with the Construction (RDAC) of the Elise accelerator since the approval of Key Decision one (KD1 is start of construction). The engineering design effort has worked in close cooperation with the physics design staff to achieve all parameters of the Elise accelerator. The design included the 2 MV injector, matching section, combiner, induction cells, electric/magnetic quadrupoles, alignment system and controls. All major designs and some hardware testing will be discussed.
Date: August 1, 1995
Creator: Reginato, L. & Peters, C.
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Model Calculations of Continuous-Wave Laser Ionization of Krypton

Description: This report describes modeling of a scheme that uses continuous-wave (CW) lasers to ionize selected isotopes of krypton with high isotopic selectivity. The models predict that combining this ionization scheme with mass spectrometric measurement of the resulting ions can be the basis for ultra-sensitive methods to measure {sup 85}Kr in the presence of a 10{sup 11} excess of the stable krypton isotopes. Two experimental setups are considered in this model: the first setup is for krypton as a static gas, the second is for krypton in an atomic beam. In the static gas experiment, for a total krypton press of 10{sup {minus}4} torr and 10 W of power in the cavity, the model predicts a total krypton ion current of 4.6 x 10{sup 8} s{sup {minus}1} and for a {sup 85}Kr/Kr of 10{sup {minus}11} a {sup 85}Kr ion current of 3.5 s{sup {minus}1} or about 10,000 per hour. The atomic beam setup allowed higher isotopic selectivity; the model predicts a {sup 85}Kr ion current of 18 s{sup {minus}1} or 65,000 per hour.
Date: July 27, 1999
Creator: Cannon, Bret D.
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Lifetime of the 2[sup 2]S[sub 1/2] state in hydrogenlike krypton

Description: We report a measurement of the lifetime of 2[sup 2]S[sub [1/2]] level in hydrogenlike [sup 84]Kr and the first determination of the branching ratio for the M decay for this Z=36 one-electron ion. The lifetime of this state was measured by the beam-foil time-of-flight method, in which the foil was moved relative to a fixed, collimated Si(Li) detector. An analysis based on the single photon spectra from a tightly collimated detector led to the measurements of the lifetime of 2[sup 2]S[sub [1/2]], the two-photon emission rate, the M emission rate and the branching ratio of M decay. All these experimental results are in good agreement with the theoretical calculations of Parpia and Johnson, and Goldman and Drake.
Date: January 1, 1992
Creator: Cheng, S.; Dunford, R. W.; Kanter, E. P.; Berry, H. G.; Gemmell, D. S.; Zabransky, B. J. et al.
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Interdiffusion and grain-boundary migration in Au-Cu bilayers during ion-irradiation

Description: Ion irradiation and annealing experiments have been conducted on Au/Cu bilayer films to evaluate the effect of irradiation on diffusion-induced grain boundary migration (DIGM). The Au films were prepared with a large-grained microstructure with grain boundaries perpendicular to the film surface and extending through the film thickness. Irradiations were conducted with 1.5 MeV Kr at 228{degree}C. Rutherford backscattering spectrometry of the samples revealed that interdiffusion was substantially enhanced in the irradiated area relative to the unirradiated area. Both irradiated and annealed-only areas were characterized by a nearly uniform composition of 14 at.% and 7 at.% Cu respectively through the entire thickness of the underlying Au film. Small probe X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy showed significant lateral compositional homogeneities in both irradiated and annealed areas. These two results are consistent with previous observations of DIGM in the Au/Cu system, suggesting that this previously unexamined mechanism contributes to ion beam mixing.
Date: November 1, 1991
Creator: Alexander, D. E.; Rehn, L. E. & Baldo, P. M.
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The roles of electronic and nuclear stopping in the desorption valine negative molecular ions

Description: The yield of valine negative molecular ions has been measured as a function of Xe/sup +/, Kr/sup +/, and Ar/sup +/ primary ion velocity. The electronic and nuclear stopping powers are comparable in magnitude and opposite in slope in the experimental velocity region. The yield data are explained in terms of electronic stopping power alone, with no contribution from nuclear stopping power within the experimental error. Low molecular weight atomic species are found to be best described by a nuclear stopping power related process. 18 refs., 3 figs.
Date: January 1, 1988
Creator: Hunt, J.E.; Salehpour, M.; Fishel, D.L. & Tou, J.C.
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Stability of Uranium Silicides During High Energy Ion Irradiation

Description: Changes induced by 1.5 MeV Kr ion irradiation of both U{sub 3}Si and U{sub 3}Si{sub 2} have been followed by in situ transmission electron microscopy. When irradiated at sufficiently low temperatures, both alloys transform from the crystalline to the amorphous state. When irradiated at temperatures above the temperature limit for ion beam amorphization, both compounds disorder with the Martensite twin structure in U{sub 3}Si disappearing from view in TEM. Prolonged irradiation of the disordered crystalline phases results in nucleation of small crystallites within the initially large crystal grains. The new crystallites increase in number during continued irradiation until a fine grain structure is formed. Electron diffraction yields a powder-like diffraction pattern that indicates a random alignment of the small crystallites. During a second irradiation at lower temperatures, the small crystallizes retard amorphization. After 2 dpa at high temperatures, the amorphization dose is increased by over twenty times compared to that of initially unirradiated material.
Date: November 1, 1991
Creator: Birtcher, R. C & Wang, L. M.
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