A thermal spike model of grain growth under irradiation

@article{Kaoumi2008ATS,
  title={A thermal spike model of grain growth under irradiation},
  author={Djamel Kaoumi and Arthur T. Motta and Robert C. Birtcher},
  journal={Journal of Applied Physics},
  year={2008},
  volume={104},
  pages={073525}
}
The experimental study of grain growth in nanocrystalline metallic foils under ion irradiation showed the existence of a low-temperature regime (below about 0.15–0.22Tm), where grain growth is independent of the irradiation temperature, and a thermally assisted regime where grain growth is enhanced with increasing irradiation temperature. A model is proposed to describe grain growth under irradiation in the temperature-independent regime, based on the direct impact of the thermal spikes on… 

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