New weight-loss measurements of the chemical erosion yields of carbon materials under hydrogen ion bombardment
Total erosion yields of graphite and carbon materials under hydrogen and deuterium bombardment measured with the weight-loss method are presented for ion energies between 15 eV and 8 keV in the temperature range 300 to above 1000 K. The temperature of the maximum of the chemical erosion increases from below 600 to above 850 K with ion energies from 15 to 300 eV. Chemical erosion yields obtained by weight-loss measurements exceed yields measured mass-spectrometrically always by a factor of about 2. Collector experiments show that a fraction of the eroded particle sticks to walls and, therefore, reduces the yield measured by mass spectrometry. A synergistic effect of neutrals in the ion beam on the chemical erosion yield can be excluded.
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Journal of Nuclear Materials 280 (2000) pp. 39-44
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Record Number: 200012729 / Last updated on: 2000-09-08
Original language: en
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