Evidence for moving breathers in a layered crystal insulator at 300

  title={Evidence for moving breathers in a layered crystal insulator at 300},
  author={Fiona M Russell and J. Chris Eilbeck},
We report the ejection of atoms at a crystal surface caused by energetic breathers which have travelled more than 10 7 unit cells in atomic chain directions. The breathers were created by bombardment of a crystal face with heavy ions. This effect was observed at 300K in the layered crystal muscovite, which has linear chains of atoms for which the surrounding lattice has C2 symmetry. The experimental techniques described could be used to study breathers in other materials and configurations. The… CONTINUE READING


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