On the Fractal Nature of Collision Cascades

  • Yang-Tse Cheng
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 155)


Collision cascades induced by energetic ions are the origin of a variety of radiation effects in solids, such as those discussed in this Summer School. In this paper, a novel fractal geometry viewpoint of collision cascades is presented. The discussion is focused on the evolution of cascades to spikes.


Fractal Dimension Fractal Geometry Fractal Dimensionality Collision Cascade Random Fractal 
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  • Yang-Tse Cheng
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  1. 1.Physical Chemistry DepartmentGeneral Motors Research LaboratoriesWarrenUSA

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