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Formation of radiation damage and its recovery in UO(2) single crystals were investigated in the temperature range 5 to 293 K. The samples were implanted with Xe ions at 5 K and subsequently analysed in situ, using the ion-channelling technique. Successive measurements were performed during the warming-up of the sample to 293 K. Two recovery stages in the U sublattice were revealed, the first in the vicinity of 77 K and the second at 110 +/- 5 K.

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Authors: TUROS A, Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH, Institute for Nuclear Solid State Physics, Karlsruhe (DE);MATZKE H-J, JRC Karlsruhe (DE);KWIATKOWSKI S, Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies, Warsaw (PL)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 65 (1990) No. 10, pp. 1215-1218
Record Number: 199110321 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en