Latent tracks do exist in metallic materials

A. Barbu, A. Dunlop, D. Lesueur, R. S. Averback

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Until now experiments have failed to show that latent tracks can be formed in metallic crystals. For the first time, discontinuous tracks have been observed in crystalline Ni-Zr alloys irradiated by GeV heavy ions. It is shown that their formation results from the very high value of the energy deposited in electronic excitations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-42
Number of pages6
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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