Ion Track Technology

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Reimar Spohr

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Heavy Ion Lithography - A Tool for Investigation and Replication of Microscopic Objects. B.E. Fischer, B. Gensw├╝rger, R. Spohr. Int. J. Appl. Rad. Isotopes, vol. 31, pp. 297 - 305, (1980).

A shadow-cast technique by means of heavy ions is presented, which after an etching step produces relief replicas of microscopic objects, showing inner structures of those objects. The method is based on the well-defined length of etched heavy ion tracks in dialectric materials. First results using biological samples are reported.