Ion mixing and thermochemical properties of tracers in Ag

E. Ma, S. J. Kim, M. A. Nicolet, R. S. Averback

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Very thin films of Ni, Ta, W, Pb, and Bi in a Ag matrix were irradiated at 77 K with 330 keV Kr ions at doses from 3 to 7×1015 ions/cm2 and analyzed at room temperature by backscattering of 1.9 MeV He+. The measured mixing efficiencies, Dt/φFD, for the various tracers correlate with their respective tracer impurity diffusion coefficients and impurity-vacancy binding energies in Ag. The results concur with previous ones with a Cu matrix and further support the idea that the parameters that are important for thermal diffusion are also important for ion mixing in a thermal spike.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2449-2451
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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