Defect production and electronic stopping for light ions in metals

R. S. Averback, R. Benedek, K. L. Merkle, L. J. Thompson

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A method for determining effective electronic stopping powers in metals is presented. The method involves measuring damage rates in thin films as a function of ion energy. The experimental results are compared with predictions based on Monte Carlo computer simulations. Results are presented for H, D, He, and Li projectiles on Cu, Ag, and Ni. The implication of these results for defect production is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)503-507
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Issue numberPART 1
StatePublished - Dec 2 1979
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • General Materials Science
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering


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