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Title: Shallow implantation of 'size-selected' Ag clusters into graphite
Authors: Carroll, S.J.
Nellist, P.D.
Palmer, R.E.
Hobday, Steven
Smith, Roger
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: © American Physical Society
Citation: CARROLL, S.J. ... et al, 2000. Shallow implantation of 'size-selected' Ag clusters into graphite. Physical Review Letters, 84(12), pp. 2654–2657
Abstract: We have investigated the implantation of AgN (N = 20–200) clusters into a graphite substrate over the range of energies (E) 0.75–6 keV using molecular dynamics simulations. We find that after implantation the silver clusters remain coherent, albeit amorphous, and rest at the bottom of an open tunnel in the graphite created by the impact. It is found that the implantation depth of the clusters varies linearly as E/N2/3. We conclude that the cluster is decelerated by a constant force proportional to its cross-sectional area. We also identify a threshold energy for surface penetration associated with elastic compression of the graphite substrate.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Physical Review Letters [© American Physical Society]. It is also available at: http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v84/p2654.
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/1738
ISSN: 0031-9007
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