All Physics Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Applied Physics Letters

Volume

55

Issue

13

Publication Date

1989

First Page

1295

Last Page

1297

DOI

10.1063/1.101637

Abstract

Ion beam mixing during 750 keV Kr+ irradiation at 80 K was measured on a series of Ag‐Pd alloys using Au marker atoms. The mixing in pure Ag was the greatest and it decreased monotonically with increasing Pd content, being a factor of 10 higher in pure Ag than in pure Pd. This large difference in mixing cannot be explained by the difference in cohesion energy between Ag and Pd in the thermodynamic model of ion beam mixing proposed by Johnson et al. [W. L. Johnson, Y. T. Cheng, M. Van Rossum, and M‐A. Nicolet, Nucl. Instrum. Methods B 7/8, 657 (1985)]. An alternative model based on local melting in the cascade is shown to account for the ion beam mixing results in Ag and Pd.

Comments

Published by American Institute of Physics in Applied Physics Letters. Publisher PDF is available for download through link above.