A two-temperature model of radiation damage in α-quartz.

  title={A two-temperature model of radiation damage in α-quartz.},
  author={Carolyn L. Phillips and Rudolph J. Magyar and Paul S. Crozier},
  journal={The Journal of chemical physics},
  volume={133 14},
Two-temperature models are used to represent the physics of the interaction between atoms and electrons during thermal transients such as radiation damage, laser heating, and cascade simulations. We introduce a two-temperature model applied to an insulator, α-quartz, to model heat deposition in a SiO(2) lattice. Our model of the SiO(2) electronic subsystem is based on quantum simulations of the electronic response in a SiO(2) repeat cell. We observe how the parametrization of the electronic… CONTINUE READING