Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
We have continued to investigate ion-beam mixing in bilay-er targets irradiated by 2-MeV He+ microbeams at room temperature. Although we have previously reported a linear dependence of interface width on dose for Cu/Al targets 1, more extensive results have not supported this conclusion, within statistical uncertainty, it appears that the interface width in Cu/Al (1) is proportional to the square root of dose, at constant dose rate, (2) is larger in Al than in Cu, for the same dose, (3) is proportional to the 1/4 power of dose rate, and (4) is absent at liquid nitrogen temperature. Calculations of the expected interface growth rate from a radiation-enhanced diffusion model have provided order-of-magnitude agreement with observed rates. Additionally, intermixing of Cu and Al outside the damaged area may indicate significant transverse diffusion of vacancies.
J.B. Davis+, R.E. Benenson, and D. Peak, "Analysis of Experiments in Helium Microbeam Mixing," Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings 235, 503 (1992).