Ion Track Technology

PhysicsConsult

Reimar Spohr

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Principle

Thermal Spike Model

The penetrating ion releases energy in a cylindrical volume around the ion path. The energy is converted into heat. Left: The temperature in a crystal plane decays while the heat is spreading radially. Right: Melting occurs within a certain radius from the ion path. Due to the rapid cooling disorder remains.