HELIUM-VACANCY INTERACTION IN TUNGSTEN

M.S. Abd El Keriem, D.P. van der Werf, F Pleiter

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Abstract

The helium-decorated In-vacancy complex InV2Hen in tungsten was studied with the aid of the perturbed-angular-correlation technique, using In-111 as a probe. The release steps InV2Hen-->InV2Hen-1+He were identified for n=1-5. The corresponding dissociation energies are in the range of 2.9-4.5 eV, and agree perfectly well with the values determined by means of thermal-helium-desorption spectrometry. The quadrupole frequency is about 122 Mrad/s for n=1, 2 and about 101 Mrad/s for n=3,4 as compared to 133 Mrad/s for the undecorated In-vacancy complex (n=0). Trap mutation occurs when the vacancy is filled to an occupation number n congruent-to 10, and gives rise to a quadrupole frequency of 218 Mrad/s. Trap mutation ultimately leads to bubble formation. At least three different bubble-associated quadrupole interactions were observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14771-14777
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review. B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume47
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 1-Jun-1993

Keywords

  • IMPURITIES
  • CLUSTERS
  • ATOMS

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