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Interaction of deuterium ions with highly oriented pyrolytic graphite and thin carbon layers on titanium are studied by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) measurements. The effects induced by the deuterium beam are compared to bombardment with chemically inert argon ions. XPS allows the identification of several carbon states: graphitic carbon, disordered graphitic carbon, ion-induced radiation defects in carbon, and carbidic carbon in the carbon films on titanium. Erosion of the carbon film by deuterium proceeds through two paths: first a chemical erosion with a cross-section of 4.7×10{-17} cm{2} removes elementary carbon. At the same time, carbidic carbon is eroded with a linear yield of 0.003 within the fluence range between 8×10{16} and 1.4×10{17} cm{-2}.

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Authors: KLAGES K U ET AL, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, EURATOM Association, Garching (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Journal of Nuclear Materials, Volumes 313-316, March 2003, Pages 56-61
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