Transmission Electron Microscope Studies of Defect Clusters in Aluminium Irradiated with Gold Ions

  • C. Gómez-Giráldez
  • B. Hertel
  • M. Rühle
  • M. Wilkens


After irradiation of gold and copper with self ions defect clusters can be observed by means of transmission electron microscopy (TEM), cf., Merk/e/1/, Thomas et al. /2/, Häussermann/3/. The electron microscopical analysis of the radiation-induced defect clusters (cf., Wilkens /4/) showed that after low dose irradiation the defect clusters are of vacancy type. Each observable defect cluster represents the collapsed vacancy rich region of a cascade.


Atomic Energy Commission Yield Factor Defect Cluster Frenkel Pair Cluster Efficiency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Gómez-Giráldez
    • 1
  • B. Hertel
    • 1
  • M. Rühle
    • 1
  • M. Wilkens
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für MetallforschungStuttgartGermany

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