Ion-induced self-organized ripple patterns on graphite and diamond surfaces

K. Takahiro, K. Ozaki, K. Kawatsura, S. Nagata, S. Yamamoto, K. Narumi, H. Naramoto

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In order to investigate the allotropic effect on ripple pattern formation, highly oriented pyrolytic graphite (HOPG) and single crystalline diamond were irradiated with 10-200 keV Xe + at an incident angle of 60° with respective to the surface normal. The irradiation fluence was 2 × 10 17 cm -2 for all irradiations. Ripple patterns were observed on both HOPG and diamond surfaces. However, large differences in ripple wavelengths, amplitudes and surface roughnesses between HOPG and diamond were recognized. The reason for these differences is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)972-975
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Surface Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Nov 30


  • Atomic force microscope
  • Diamond
  • Graphite
  • Ion beam
  • Ripple
  • Sputter erosion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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