Ion Track Technology

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Reimar Spohr

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Ion track technology - A persisting challenge. Spohr, R.. New Astronomy Reviews, v 42, n 3-4, Sept. 1998, 189-203

A glimpse on the technological potential of ion tracks in solids is provided from research based at the heavy ion accelerator facility in Darmstadt. The high local energy density of swift heavy ions enables micro- and nanostructures previously impossible. Examples are stimulus-responsive ion track membranes, charged capillaries, pinning of magnetic flux lines, and aimed microstructures (27 refs.)