• J T Liu

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    • Self-heating effect induced by ion bombardment on polycrystalline Al surface nanostructures evolution

      H Wang Y Zhen H Wjiang J T Liu

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      We studied the self-heating effect during ion bombardment process on polycrystalline Al foils. An anisotropic surface morphology evolution has been observed. The adjacent peaks’ fusion along the direction perpendicular to the ion beam projection smoothen the surface. Fusion along the parallel direction has been suppressed due to Ar+ ion bombardment. It attributes to the result of the competition between the isotropic thermal effect, due to the self-heating effect by energy exchange between incident ions and Al surface, and the suppression by continuous ion bombardment with a certain incident angle. Varying the incident ion beam angle with the angular range 32° < 𝜃 < 82°, the ripple wave vector, 𝜆, is found to be parallel to the ion beam direction, whereas for 𝜃 > 82° , 𝜆 is perpendicular to the beam direction. The critical angle, 𝜃c, is close to 82°, which is different from Bradley and Harper’s prediction and attributes to the self-heating effect.

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