Dynamics and structure of energetic displacement cascades

R. S. Averback, T. Diaz De La Rubia, R. Benedek

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This paper summarizes recent progress in the understanding of energetic displacement cascades and the primary state of damage in metals. On the theoretical side, the availability of supercomputers has greatly enhanced our ability to simulate cascades by molecular dynamics. Recent application of this simulation technique to Cu and Ni provides new insight into the dynamics of cascade processes. On the experimental side, new data on ion beam mixing and in situ electron microscopy studies of ion damage at low temperatures reveal the role of the thermodynamic properties of the material on cascade dynamics and structure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)693-700
Number of pages8
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, B
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - Jun 2 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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