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Radiation Effects in Solids

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Radiation Effects in Solids, held in Erice, Sicily, Italy, 17-29 July 2004

Series: Nato Science Series II:, Vol. 235

Sickafus, Kurt E., Kotomin, Eugene A., Uberuaga, Blas P. (Eds.)

2007, IX, 592 p. With CD-ROM.

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  • Demonstrates the crucial interplay between experimental and theoretical investigations of radiation damage phenomena
  • Examines experimental techniques used to assess radiation damage accumulation in solids
  • Discusses new materials, new electronic devices and novel materials for nanoscale electronic and photonic applications

This is a comprehensive overview of fundamental principles and relevant technical issues associated with the behavior of solids exposed to high-energy radiation. These are important to the development of materials for existing fission reactors or future fusion and advanced reactors for energy production; to the development of electronic devices such as high-energy detectors; and to the development of novel materials for electronic and photonic applications (particularly on the nanoscale). The contents are organized in three major categories: radiation damage fundamentals; materials dependent radiation damage phenomena; special topics including swift ion irradiation effects, nanostructure design via irradiation, radiation detectors, and many others.

The book demonstrates the interplay between experimental and theoretical investigations of radiation damage phenomena. The book explores computer simulation methods ranging from molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of events occurring on short timescales (ps – ns), to kinetic Monte Carlo and kinetic rate theory, which consider damage evolution over times ranging from µs to hours beyond the initial damage event.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » AES - Chemistry - EELS - Mathematics - NATO - PES - Physics - STEM - Science - Series II - transmission electron microscopy

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Table of contents 

1. Kinetic Monte Carlo; A.F. Voter.- 2. Accelerated Molecular Dynamics Methods; B.P. Uberuaga, A.F. Voter.- 3. Radiation Induced Structural Changes through In-Situ TEM observations; C. Kinoshita.- 4. Radiation Damage from Different Particle Types; G.S. Was, T.R. Allen.- 5. High Dose Radiation Effects in Steels; T.R. Allen.- 6. Radiation-Enhanced Diffusion and Radiation-Induced Segregation; T.R. Allen, G.S. Was.- 7. The Kinetics of Radiation-Induced Point Defect Aggregation and Metallic Colloid Formation in Ionic Solids; E.A. Kotomin, A.I. Popov.- 8. Microstructural Evolution off Irradiated Ceramics; C. Kinoshita.- 9. Optical & Scintillation Properties of Nonmetals: Inorganic Scintillators for Radiation Detectors; V.N. Makhov.- 10. Radiation-Induced Phase Transitions; P.M. Ossi.- 11. Introduction to Mathematical Models for Irradiation Induced Phase Transformations; K.E. Sickafus.- 12. Amorphous Systems and Amorphization; H. Bernas.- 13. Ion Beam Mixing; M. Nastasi, J.W. Mayer.- 14. Radiation Effects in Nuclear Fuels; H. Matzke.- 15. Role of Irradiation in Stress Corrosion Cracking; G.S. Was.- 16. Ion Beam Synthesis and Tailoring of Nanostructures; H. Bernas, R. Espiau de Lamaestre.- 17. Residual Stress Evolution During Energetic Particle Bombardment of Thin Films; A. Misra, M. Nastasi.- 18. Perovskite-Based Colossal Magneto-Resistance Materials and their Irradiation Studies: A Review; R. Kumar et al.- 19. Exposure of Bone to Ionizing Radiation; L. Kubisz.- Index.-

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