The study of radiation damage in metals with the field-ion and atom-probe microscopes

David N. Seidman*

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Abstract

The application of the field-ion microscope (FIM) and the atom-probe FIM techniques to the study of radiation damage in metals is reviewed. The FIM research in the following three areas is discussed: (1) the defect structure of the primary state of irradiated metals; (2) the recovery behavior in Stages I, II and III of irradiated body-centered and face-centered cubic metals (tungsten and platinum); and (3) the recovery behavior in Stages I, II and III of irradiated body-centered and face-centered cubic alloys [tungsten (carbon), tungsten (rhenium) and platinum (gold)]. The data obtained in each of these three categories provide fundamental structural, kinetic and thermodynamic information about the properties of point defects and point-defect clusters. The atom-probe FIM research on the direct measurement of the range of 300 eV He+ ions and the mobility of interstitial helium atoms in tungsten is also presented and compared with the theoretical predictions of Wilson, Haggmark and Bisson.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)532-565
Number of pages34
JournalSurface Science
Volume70
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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