Ion implantation effects in alkali-borosilicate glasses

  title={Ion implantation effects in alkali-borosilicate glasses},
  author={George W. Arnold},
Abstract Complex alkali-borosilicate glasses are being studied, and used, as media for radioactive waste encapsulation. The effects of radiation from α-decay processes on the physical properties of such glasses is of interest. The energy deposited in the glass by such decay processes can be simulated by ion implantation. We have examined the effects of ion implantation (He, Ar, Xe) on (1 - x)M2O.xB2/3.3SiO2, (M = Na, K; x = 0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8) glass, through measurements of induced stress… CONTINUE READING