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Study on ablation products of zinc by intense pulsed ion beam irradiation

  • J. Zhang (a1) (a2), H.W. Zhong (a1) (a2), Z.A. Ye (a1) (a2), J. Shen (a1) (a2), G.Y. Liang (a1) (a2), X.J. Cui (a1) (a2), X. Yu (a1) (a2), X.F. Zhang (a1) (a2), G.L. Zhang (a1) (a2), S. Yan (a3), G.E. Remnev (a4) and X.Y. Le (a1) (a2)...


As a kind of flash heat source, intense pulsed ion beam (IPIB) can be used for material surface modification. The ablation effect has important influence on interaction between IPIB and material. Therefore, the understanding of ablation mechanism is of great significance to IPIB application. In this work, pure zinc targets were irradiated and ablated by IPIB. In the ablation process under the different ion beam energy densities, the ablation products were collected by a monocrystalline silicon substrate. By analyzing the ablation products with scanning electron microscope and energy-dispersive spectrometer, the surface morphology, and the spatial distribution of ablation products quantity were obtained. The results are useful for clearing the ablation process and the influence of beam parameter on the ablation effect.


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Address correspondence and reprint requests to: X.Y. Le, School of Physics and Nuclear Energy Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China. E-mail:


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Study on ablation products of zinc by intense pulsed ion beam irradiation

  • J. Zhang (a1) (a2), H.W. Zhong (a1) (a2), Z.A. Ye (a1) (a2), J. Shen (a1) (a2), G.Y. Liang (a1) (a2), X.J. Cui (a1) (a2), X. Yu (a1) (a2), X.F. Zhang (a1) (a2), G.L. Zhang (a1) (a2), S. Yan (a3), G.E. Remnev (a4) and X.Y. Le (a1) (a2)...


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