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Hardening in LiF, induced by fast Kr and Ni ions, and recovery of the structure and properties under annealing
Author(s): Ilze Manika; Janis Maniks; Peters Kulis; Lasma Gailite
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Paper Abstract

The recovery of optical and mechanical properties of LiF crystals irradiated with 790 MeV 78Kr and 640 MeV 58Ni ions at 10l2 ions/cm2 under annealing at temperatures up to 810 K is investigated. The optical absorbance and depth profiles of hardness before and after annealing were measured. A marked recovery of hardness and change in the optical absorption spectra were observed at temperatures above 520-530 K. An activation energy of 0.15±0.02eV, which is close to that for the thermal migration of H centers, is obtained from the annealing data. The results indicate a significant role of the H-center aggregates in the hardening and annealing processes. The maximum hardening is created and thermally most resistant defects are located around the Bragg maximum, where the threshold energy loss of about 10 keV/nm for track core damage is reached.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 June 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5946, Optical Materials and Applications, 59460B (12 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.639153
Show Author Affiliations
Ilze Manika, Univ. of Latvia (Latvia)
Janis Maniks, Univ. of Latvia (Latvia)
Peters Kulis, Univ. of Latvia (Latvia)
Lasma Gailite, Univ. of Latvia (Latvia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5946:
Optical Materials and Applications
Arnold Rosental, Editor(s)

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