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Electron-beam modification of the near-surface layers of photosensitive glasses

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Electron-beam treatment of photosensitive silicate glasses doped with silver or copper ions leads to the formation of metal nanoparticles in the near-surface layer of a sample. The characteristics of this layer depend on the type of metal ions, pre- and postirradiation heat treatments, charge distribution, and conditions for the removal of electrons from the surface. A certain spatial profile of charge distribution can lead to the formation of lenslike structures with a thickness of 200–400 nm.

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Original Russian Text © N.V. Nikonorov, A.I. Sidorov, V.A. Tsekhomskii, A.V. Nashchekin, O.A. Usov, O.A. Podsvirov, S.V. Poplevkin, 2009, published in Pis’ma v Zhurnal Tekhnicheskoĭ Fiziki, 2009, Vol. 35, No. 7, pp. 35–40.

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Nikonorov, N.V., Sidorov, A.I., Tsekhomskii, V.A. et al. Electron-beam modification of the near-surface layers of photosensitive glasses. Tech. Phys. Lett. 35, 309–311 (2009).

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