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||Dr. D.K. Avasthi, Prof. G. K. Mehta
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||SWIFT HEAVY IONS FOR MATERIALS ENGINEERING AND NANOSTRUCTURING
Author: Dr. D.K. Avasthi, Prof. G. K. Mehta
Description: 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 electro ns 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.
Table of Content: * Ion Beams for Materials Engineering-An Overview * Introduction * Challenges in Materials Science And Engineering * Ion Beams Based/Assisted Processes * Materials Modifications with Ion Beams * Possibilities of Tailoring the Materials Properties with Ion Beams * Why Ion Beams for Materials Engineering? * Specially Configured Ion Beams * Ion Beam Assisted Self Organization * Summary and Perspective * Ion Matter Interaction * Introduction * Nuclear and Electronic Energy Loss in Materials * Consequence of Large Electronic Energy Density Deposition by Swift Heavy Ions * Cooperative Effects of Nuclear and Electronic Energy Losses * Simulation Efforts to Understand Ion Irradiation Induced Modifications * Perspectives of Ion-Solid Interaction * Summary * Ion Beams Analysis * Introduction * Proton Induced X-ray Emission (PIXG) * Particle Induced v-ray Emission (PIGE) * Ionoluminescene (IL) * Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry (RBS) * RBS Channelling * Elastic Recoil Detection analysis (ERDA) * Medium Energy Ion Scattering (MEIS) * Low Energy Ion Scattering (LEIS) * Nuclear Reaction Analysis (NRA) * Charged Particle Activation Analysis (CPAA) * Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) * Summary * Engineering of Materials by Swift Heavy Ion Beam Mixing * Introduction * SHI Induced Mixing for Material Engineering * Interface Modification in Thermo-dynamically Immiscible Systems * Metal/Insulator, Semiconductor/Insulator and Insulator/Insulator Systems * Conclusions and Future Prospects * SHI for Synthesis and Modifications of Nanostructured Materials * Introduction * Synthesis of Nanostructured Materials under Electronic Excitation * Nanostructures within Ion Track and at the Surface by Self-organization * Modification of Metal-dielectric Nanocomposite Films * Tailoring the Mechanical Properties of Si Nanorod Structures * Summary * Materials Engineering with Swift Heavy Ions * Carbon * Polymers * Semiconductors * Transparent Conducting Oxides (TCO) * Transition Metal Oxides (TMO) * Diluted Magnetic Semiconductors (DMS) and Other Magnetic Materials * High Temperature Superconductors (HTSC) * Special Oxides (Ferrites, Multiferroics and LCMO) Resistive Random Access Memory (RRAM) Devices Based on Oxides * Quasicrystals * Alkali Halides * Plasmonic Materials * Materials for Energy * Nuclear Materials * Summary. Appendix I: Epitaxial Crystallization, Appendix 2: Sputtering, Appendix 3: Applications of the PIXE Technique, Appendix 4: Applications of RBS and ERDA