Ion Tracks in Apatite and Quartz

And Their Behaviour with Temperature and Pressure

  • Daniel┬áSchauries

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 151-154

About this book


This book pioneers a novel approach to investigate the effects of pressure on fission tracks, a geological problem that has remained unsolved for 60 years. While conventional techniques to study fission tracks were limited in precision, this book overcomes such issues by using state-of-the-art synchrotron-based x-ray scattering; a technique initially developed for applications in material science and biomedical research.

The book provides an overview of the theory and application of small angle x-ray scattering (SAXS) on cylindrical ion tracks, including in-situ SAXS on ion tracks with simultaneous increases in temperature and pressure. As such it demonstrates a degree of characterisation normally not achievable with in-situ techniques. Further, it compares SAXS with small angle neutron scattering (SANS).

This book has led to a range of publications and attracted the interest of the geological and material science communities. Daniel Schauries has been awarded several prizes for this research, including the Graduate Student Award of the Materials Research Society.


Ion Tracks Fission Tracks In-situ SAXS SAXS Under Pressure SAXS with High Pressure Ion Track Annealing Fission Tracks and Pressure SAXS and SANS on Cylinders

Authors and affiliations

  • Daniel┬áSchauries
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  1. 1.Department of Electronic Materials EngineeringThe Australian National UniversityActonAustralia

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