Anomalous Room Temperature Diffusion of Ion-Injected Ni in Zn Targets

  • H. J. Smith
  • G. N. Van Wyk


It has usually been found that when energetic ions are impinging on the surface of a metal target at an energy at which the selfsputtering coefficient Se = 1 (the sputtering coefficient S being the number of atoms sputtered per impinging ion, and self-sputtering referring to sputtering of a metal by ions of the same element), the total amount of projectile material trapped in the target soon reaches a saturation value of some μgram per cm2.


Thick Target Projectile Material Continuous Bombardment Electromagnetic Isotope Separator Trap Amount 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. J. Smith
    • 1
  • G. N. Van Wyk
    • 1
  1. 1.National Physical Research LaboratoryCSIRPretoriaSouth Africa

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