Swift Heavy Ions for Materials Engineering and Nanostructuring

  • D. K. Avasthi
  • G. K. Mehta

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 145)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. D. K. Avasthi, G. K. Mehta
    Pages 1-46
  3. D. K. Avasthi, G. K. Mehta
    Pages 47-66
  4. D. K. Avasthi, G. K. Mehta
    Pages 67-85
  5. D. K. Avasthi, G. K. Mehta
    Pages 86-108
  6. D. K. Avasthi, G. K. Mehta
    Pages 109-141
  7. D. K. Avasthi, G. K. Mehta
    Pages 142-230
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 231-280

About this book


Ion beams have been used for decades for characterizing and analyzing materials. Now energetic ion beams are providing ways to modify the materials in unprecedented ways. This book highlights the emergence of high-energy swift heavy ions as a tool for tailoring the properties of materials with nanoscale structures. Swift heavy ions interact with materials by exciting/ionizing electrons without directly moving the atoms. This opens a new horizon towards the 'so-called' soft engineering. The book discusses the ion beam technology emerging from the non-equilibrium conditions and emphasizes the power of controlled irradiation to tailor the properties of various types of materials for specific needs.


conducting oxides controlled materials irradiation electronic materials interfaces focused ion beams high energy heavy ions ion beam mixing ion-solid interaction nanomanufacturing in semiconductorsµelectronics industry nanostructured materials nuclear and electronic energy losses radiation enhanced diffusion

Authors and affiliations

  • D. K. Avasthi
    • 1
  • G. K. Mehta
    • 1
  1. 1.Inter University Accelerator CentreNew DelhiIndia

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