“Thermal Spike” model applied to thin targets irradiated with swift heavy ion beams at few MeV/u
1 Grand Accélérateur National d’Ions Lourds (GANIL), CNRS/CEA, Bvd Henri Becquerel, BP 55027, 14076 Caen CEDEX 5, France
2 Centre de Recherche sur les Ions, les Matériaux et la Photonique (CIMAP), Bvd Henri Becquerel, BP 5133, 14070 Caen CEDEX 4, France
3 Institut für Kernphysik, Universität zu Köln, Zülpicher Strasse 77, 50937 Köln, Germany
4 Centre de Recherche sur les Ions, les Matériaux et la Photonique (CIMAP), 6 Bvd du Maréchal Juin, 14050 Caen CEDEX 4, France
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Published online: 28 February 2020
High electronic excitations in radiation of metallic targets with swift heavy ion beams at the coulomb barrier play a dominant role in the damaging processes of some metals. The inelastic thermal spike model was developed to describe tracks in materials and is applied in this paper to some systems beams/targets employed recently in some nuclear physics experiments. Taking into account the experimental conditions and the approved electron-phonon coupling factors, the results of the calculation enable to interpret the observation of the fast deformation of some targets.
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