Chemical erosion by deuterium impact on carbon films doped with nanometer-sized carbide crystallitesFunded under: FP7-EURATOM
The erosion by 30 and 200 eV/D at temperatures between 300 and 1100 K was investigated for magnetron-sputtered films, consisting of carbon and metal (2-7 at.% W, Ti, Zr) present as nanometer-sized carbide crystallites. The total erosion yield was determined from weight-loss measurements and film thickness changes measured by RBS. The chemical erosion yield was obtained from the CD(4) signal of mass spectrometry. The total erosion yield of doped films is reduced by a factor of 3 20 compared to pure C films. The CD(4) production yield decreases less implying that the distribution of the chemically eroded species was changed by the dopants. Therefore, measuring only CD4 production or its spectroscopic signature could yield to misleading values and interpretations.
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Journal of Nuclear Materials, Volumes 363-365 (2007), pp. 1173-1178
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Record Number: 200719354 / Last updated on: 2007-09-06
Original language: en
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